Coronavirus is the biggest global health crisis of our lifetime. As the world grapples with the pandemic, it threatens children in every way.
The most vulnerable are refugee children who face a heightened risk of COVID-19 due to more densely populated conditions. Frequent handwashing, social distancing, self-isolating, and eating healthy are often not possible in refugee setting leaving them vulnerable to an explosion of cases.
Our Fellows are being more innovative than ever in their response. We must act immediately to help more children before it’s too late. Your support today can help refugee children be safe in their communities. It’s only by coming together that we will help them get through this, and we must act now.
Here is how Blossom Hill is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Delivering life-saving supplies: Refugees are in need of vital hygiene kits and food boxes in our programs. Through the help of volunteers, we are responding with emergency relief and making face masks.
Spreading key facts: Our Fellows have informed the children and families in our programs about the proper handwashing and social distancing measures to avoid the virus through Facebook, WhatsApp, and other social media channels.
Keeping children learning: With our learning centers closed, we are making distance learning possible by providing online teaching as well as distributing laptops and covering costs for internet services to reach all of our beneficiaries.
Many people are asking how they can help. Here’s the best way:
$5,000 provides 420 masks and hygiene kits in Greece and Jordan
$10,000 distributes food and educational activities for 150 families in Jordan
$15,000 ensures our online coding schools continue for 30 young women in Afghanistan