In December 2019, the first case of the new coronavirus appeared in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since then, it has spread to more than 120 countries, and infected hundreds of thousands of people, mainly from Hubei Province, the epicentre of the outbreak.
On Wednesday March 11 the World Health Organization announced the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) a global pandemic. As of 16 Oct, there are 5,213 cases in Hong Kong and 38,756,289 confirmed cases worldwide. There have been at least 1,095,216 deaths.
The pandemic continues to spread globally, children – especially the poorest and marginalized – are facing increasing health, education and safety risks. Thank you for your support, to give parents guidance and tools to reassure and support their children during this difficult time.
To learn more about coronavirus and how to protect yourselves from the disease or care for children’s wellbeing, click here for our Health and Hygiene Tips.
In Hong Kong and around the world, the most deprived and marginalised children bear the brunt of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. Listening to the needs of children in Hong Kong, Save the Children CEO calls on governments, health care providers, educators, charity and community organisations to protect every child.
OUR RESPONSES IN HONG KONG AND AROUND THE WORLD
Save the Children Hong Kong continued to distribute much-needed items to protect and support vulnerable children and their families.
We delivered personal protective equipment and hygiene supplies in the first wave of the outbreak.
Save the Children is among the first to respond to the humanitarian crisis
Our teams are rapidly responding to outbreaks of coronavirus in countries with weakened health systems, fragile contexts or a limited capacity to respond due to other ongoing crises, such as conflict or natural disasters.
LISTENING TO THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN
SPECIAL THANKS TO CORPORATE PARTNERS
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