URGENT APPEAL – Please support people with disabilities in Burkina Faso to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic

In Burkina Faso, a country already suffering from poverty, a weak healthcare system and attacks from armed groups that have resulted in the world’s fastest-growing displacement crisis, the UN refugee agency is warning that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the country could be dire.

People with disabilities are amongst the most marginalised groups in Burkina Faso, often living in extreme poverty and neglected by society. Artisans with disabilities, who are members of our partner organisation Tigoung Nonma, are currently unable to work and struggling to buy food to feed themselves and their families. We are therefore asking you to please support them by making a donation through our Virgin Money Giving Campaign.

Your donation will allow Tigoung Nonma to distribute food parcels and hygiene kits to its members, to try to protect them and their families from the impact of this pandemic.

We would greatly appreciate any support you can give.

Thank you very much.