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
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HF Norway has teamed up with the Red Cross in Oslo and will be providing meals for 40 homeless people in the City for the next month.
As COVID-19 cases begin to emerge on the continent of Africa, fears grow that the weaker local health systems will struggle to cope. Already Ivory Coast and Senegal have announced measures to lockdown their populations similar to the actions in Europe. Humanity First has established medical teams in the region and also clinics and...
In order to help protect patients and medical staff in France, HF France team has set up triage tent outside the Clinique Du Landy (part of Ramsay Health) in Saint-Ouen, near Paris. Staff will be tested everyday for COVID-19 by their team within the HF tent before entering the clinic.
Humanity First has launched support call centres in the UK and Canada with teams able to provide guidance and to forward to partners who can provide support services. HF UK Support Line: +44 (0)333 880 6619 (0800 – 2100 UK Time) HF Canada Support Line: +1 416 440 0346 ext.8 (0800 – 2000 EST)
HF Indonesia has started preparing small bottles of hand-sanitiser for distribution to the vulnerable, especially the elderly and those most at risk. Distribution points are in Jakarta, Tangerang, Semarang, Solo Yogyakarta, Bandung Bekasi and Garut. Phone 0700 007 245 447 to contact the team
HF is teaming up with partners to do a blood drive in Heidelberg in Germany to help support the health system as the country tries to combat COVID-19