Since January 2020, a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly spreading and has been classified by the WHO as a Pandemic. 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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A blood drive in Indonesia has resulted in over 1,300 units being donated so far!
The HF team in Kenya have been providing emergency food, face masks and assisting communities through Covid-19. The teams have been working in Nairobi and towns near Eldoret.
We have over 20 active HF Countries helping with Covid-19 response. The volunteers are helping educate communities on how to stay safe, while providing food rations and PPE.
Through the Covid-19 pandemic, HF has assisted over 437 000 people in 66 countries with food water, PPE and hygiene products.
In various parts of Africa, local Humanity First teams are reaching out to help the elderly, orphans, people who are homeless and those with disabilities. Teams are ensuring they have food and hygiene products to be well-equipped during this pandemic.
Across Croatia, Humanity First has been distributing food and hygiene items to vulnerable families, refugees, public kitchens, care homes and orphanages. The team has been active in Brezovica, Zagreb, Karlovac and Sisak, with the support of the HF team in Germany. To date, HF has helped over 2,000 people in Croatia.