COVID-19 Pandemic Appeal
The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly and globally with devastating impact. Caritas is working with partners on the ground across the Pacific and around the world to support vulnerable communities as they prepare for and respond to the effects of the disease.
Donate to the Pandemic Appeal now to support vulnerable communities in their COVID-19 prevention and preparation efforts.
Around the world, communities are responding to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our relationships with our partners on the ground allow us to help respond to their unique needs in the context of their communities. Right now, we are focused on prevention, preparedness and response through:
- Consistent messaging, including debunking myths, understanding the risk of infection and how the virus spreads
- Raising awareness on personal hygiene and shared spaces
- Designing activities to help convey messages throughout communities
- Gathering resources such as food, water and beds
- Distributing life-saving supplies such as soap and hand sanitiser
By donating to the Pandemic Appeal, you are helping to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on local communities across the Pacific and around the world. Here are a few of the measures we're taking now:
Papua New Guinea
Stations are set up with soap, water and brochures on proper hand-washing techniques in Bitokara.
Learn more here: COVID-19 Awareness in Kiribati: A Multi-Level Partnership
One of the Kiribati Health Champions delivers and explains COVID-19 awareness posters in the community.
Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa
Caritas Tonga donates water, sanitation and hygiene resources to Vaiola Hospital to help with COVID-19 response.
SEEP members visit Delekado village to deliver messages and supplies.
Learn more here: Relationship is Key in Cambodia COVID-19 Response
DPA workers discuss strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Caritas Jerusalem workers load boxes of supplies for local health centres.