Help us support LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees during this time of need.
LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees are one of the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the world right now. Like other refugees they live in cramped camps where simple hygiene is difficult, health care is basic at the best of times and social distancing and isolation are nearly impossible to achieve. This means the virus can spread fast and with damaging effects.
However, this group is particularly vulnerable to coronavirus, as they have higher rates of HIV in the community, leaving some with weaker immune systems. They live in isolation and are therefore not able to access information on prevention and containment, and are reluctant to seek medical care as they fear facing discrimination from health care professionals.
The ORAM campaign provides urgent support and basic protection to LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers to stay healthy and slow the spread of the virus.
To help contain the threat, the community desperately needs access to soap to wash their hands regularly, sanitation supplies like hand sanitizer and protective wear, information so that they can protect themselves and prevent the transmission of the virus and emergency support with living arrangements and food.
You can support this by donating today!