International aid agency World Vision has launched a £64m aid plan to help millions of the world’s most vulnerable people defeat coronavirus.
The charity aims to reach at least 22.5 million people, over half of them children, with life-saving help. It will focus on 17 priority countries where the need is greatest, including Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and the DRC.
"Coronavirus is having a devastating impact on people living all over the world, but it could be catastrophic for families living in war-torn and poverty-stricken countries. Those living in places with poor medical facilities, and where children are already at risk of things like malnutrition and exploitation, will pay the highest price in this crisis."
- Isabel Gomes, World Vision's Global Director of Humanitarian Operations