Coronavirus: A radical and rapid increase in aid can save millions of lives — and bring our divided world together

Poorer countries around the world urgently need aid to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Image credit: John Wessels/Oxfam.
Half a billion people are at risk of being forced into poverty by the impact of COVID-19. Source: Oxfam report ‘Dignity not Destitution.’

1. Raise international aid funds to a level we’ve never seen in our lifetimes

The amount of international aid needed is only a fraction of the wealth held by the richest men in the world. Statistics from Oxfam’s ‘Time to Care’ report.

New money

2. Focus immediate support on prevention, health, social protection and food assistance

Hygiene kit distribution in Taiz, Yemen. Image credit: Wael Algadi/Oxfam.

3. Reshape the future of aid for more equal and resilient societies

Rasheda washes clothes in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She shares a water tap with 25 other people. Credit: GMB Akash/Oxfam
Rasheda washes clothes in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She shares a water tap with 25 other people. Credit: GMB Akash/Oxfam

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Oxfam is a world-wide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty.

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