COVID-19 Response

Since January 2020, a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly spreading and has been classified by the WHO as a Pandamic. It was first detected in Wuhan (China) in late December 2019, and is associated with symptoms including fever, coughing and respiratory issues leading to mortality, especially in older people and those with a weakened immune system.

Humanity First has a number of initiatives in place including mobilising volunteers to help the vulnerable isolated at home and the homeless, hand washing points at bus stops, guidance posters and videos on symptoms and staying safe. We are also producing our own hand sanitising gel for small scale free distribution

Guidance Summary

Avoid contact

Avoid contact if possible, including travel on public transport. Work from home if at all possible

Avoid Travel

Avoid international travel until further notice as restrictions are being placed on a daily basis

Ensure hand washing

Ensure effective hand-washing several times a day or whenever contact with surfaces has increased the risk. Follow the effective hand-washing guidance.


Self-isolate as far as possible, especially those over 70 years of age and those with a compromised immune system and/or chronic health condition.

Keep distance

Where it is necessary to contact other people, do not shake hands and try to keep at least 2 metre distance from others.

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Humanity First Response News

April 2020

The HF Team Keeping Everyone Warm

The Humanity First team has been working hard to provide meals and other resources to homeless people in Oslo and Gothenburg, as the temperatures are dropping during the evening times. It is important that we all are offering a helping hand to those in less fortunate positions than us, specifically during this time.

HF in Senegal helping at the Humanity First Hospital

Our team has been preparing for the Covid-19 aftermath in one of the first Humanity First hospitals in the capital of Senegal in West Africa. They are ensuring safety of patients and staff by regulating safety procedures. They have set up processes testing patients for fevers; setting isolation sections for potential Coronavirus cases. The...

March 2020

HF Team Providing Food in France – 30 March

France is under lockdown due to Covid-19, with 40,000 confirmed cases and 2,600 confirmed deaths in the country. Humanity First deployed a Triage Marquee outside the hospital to enable doctors and health teams to be tested before they go into the treatment areas. HF provided food packages at Hospital Necker and Hospital Price de...

WHO – How to protect yourself against COVID-19

COVID-19 Important Information – Urdu Version


Benefits of Exercise


Symptoms of COVID-19


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