As at 3rd August 2020, over 18.4 million people had tested positive for the virus, with nearly 700,000 reported deaths. As we enter our 5th month of lock-down, South Africa has the 5th highest number of reported positive cases in the world.
Islamic Relief staff and volunteers on the ground have been providing lifesaving aid to minimise the risk of the disease spreading. As COVID-19 impacts more communities around the world, our teams will be providing essential food packs, hygiene kits and education as well as financial assistance to families impacted by the global pandemic.
Islamic Relief has stepped up its response and pledged $10 million to fighting the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe.
Good hygiene saves lives
Islamic Relief is encouraging all local communities to take extra care during this period and follow their governments’ official medical advice.
- Washing hands regularly and thoroughly with soap
- Wearing a facemask when in public
- Maintaining social distancing
- Covering one’s mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Putting used tissues in the bin and washing hands immediately
- Avoiding close contact with people who are unwell.
“And whoever saves one life it would be as if he saved all of mankind”
There are millions of vulnerable people around the world who face economic barriers to healthcare or live in areas with inadequate medical facilities. The risk of serious illness or death from disease is even higher for them.
Islamic Relief is continuing to provide support to vulnerable people all over the world and in the coming days, weeks and months will be doing all we can to limit the impact of coronavirus through our health and hygiene programmes.
Help us prevent the spread of Coronavirus by donating towards our Coronavirus Appeal.
In South Africa:
R100 can provide a basic hygiene kit.
R400 can provide a family of 4 with a food pack for a month.
R1,500 can provide a vulnerable family with financial aid.
You can help make a difference. Your donation could help save a life.