Looking for something fun to do while in lockdown? Take on our latest challenge, and play your part in helping the world's most vulnerable communities face the threat of COVID-19.
The world has been a very different place since the global COVID-19 pandemic began to spread earlier this year. After weeks of social distancing, we're all more than familiar with the two-metre rule and now, we're asking you to take the Concern Long Jump Challenge. Simply jump 2 metres (or more, or less), nominate 2 friends to do the same, and donate €2 to help us tackle COVID-19 in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Cases of the virus are rising across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. The deeply worrying truth is that many countries simply do not have the health infrastructure to deal with the impact of COVID-19. South Sudan, for example, has just four ventilators for a population of 12 million people. In addition, refugee populations in Lebanon, Iraq, and Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable to contracting the disease as they are forced to live in cramped tented structures - with little opportunity for social distancing.
We need your help to ensure all of our teams are fully trained and equipped to respond to this deadly virus and to mitigate its impact on the world's most vulnerable communities. Your giant leap will help us to save lives.
Our COVID-19 response
We’re drawing on our vast experience over five decades of dealing with the prevention of disease transmission.
We’re training teams in 23 of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries on COVID-19 prevention and response. We’re working with local health authorities to ensure a coordinated effort across water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), community education, and healthcare worker training.
We're getting the message out to communities on how to limit the spread of the virus through posters, booklets, radio ads, health workers and community members. And we're supplying vital materials that will help people to protect themselves from the virus – from distributing hygiene kits to refugee families in Iraq to setting up hand-washing stations in Sierra Leone and lots more in between.