Coronavirus Interactive Map
This Emergency is Global
Globally cases have surged to well over one million, with developing countries and those experiencing conflict and poverty now seeing a rapid rise in infections. Vulnerable communities, already facing hunger, malnutrition and disease, now face an even larger crisis. But GOAL is rapidly responding, ensuring our humanitarian relief continues to be delivered, while shifting quickly to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Touch, drag and click anywhere on the map to see the latest number of COVID-19 cases.
Countries in pale green are where GOAL works.
# of people reached by GOAL 274,110 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 830,693 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 198,482 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 1,216,805 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 722,446 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 354,145 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 230,192 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 1,163 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 1,155,259 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 13,873 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 187,565 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 2,901 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 748,293 in 2020
# of people reached by GOAL 18,787 in 2020
Impact on GOAL’s Programme Countries
Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 11 of our 13 countries of operation, including Niger and Syria, two countries already rocked by conflict. Schools have been closed in Ethiopia and all public events have been banned in expectation of a wave of cases. There are more than 690 cases confirmed in Iraq and seven cases have been confirmed in Sudan.
The stark reality is that the number of cases is likely to already be much higher, but limited access to testing and diagnosis means they have not yet been identified. A surge in cases, as seen in Europe, is now inevitable.
GOAL has been rapidly pivoting to identify how our existing life-saving humanitarian programmes may be affected, and how we can immediately respond to and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
We are also rolling out integrating hygiene education and practises into our projects to reduce the risk of the virus spreading amongst poor and vulnerable communities already facing crisis.
In the coming days and weeks your support will be needed more than ever as the virus hits across Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
How is GOAL Responding?
Our COVID-19 response draws on GOAL’s extensive experience of emergency health work and infectious disease preparedness and response around the world.
GOAL’s capacity to scale up in the event of a major humanitarian health crisis is built upon the large responses we delivered in response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia during the West African outbreak.
This included the prevention and control of infection, the set-up and management of Ebola Treatment Units and community engagement responses to improve hygiene and health practices.
Our strategy – building on existing programming, and strong local and national relationships and our global team of 2,500 GOALies – includes:
- Integrating and increasing key hygiene practices for Coronavirus in our existing humanitarian programmes. We promote hygiene practices already in all our humanitarian programmes, but we will have a special focus on Coronvirus.
- Providing clean water and promoting safe hygiene and sanitation practices and infrastructure – including access to water supplies, storage containers and handwashing stations to ensure that households can practise appropriate hygiene behaviours.
- Undertaking social and behavioural change education programmes to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and effects of the virus in communities.
- Collaborating with stakeholders to undertake infection, prevention and control within health facilities.
- Providing food and other necessities for those affected by the impact of the virus.
- Supporting GOAL’s humanitarian programmes as we respond to the inevitable disruption and danger caused by Covid-19.