The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide stands at over 937,000 with over 47,000 deaths (2 April 2020). In contrast to China where the number of new cases have reportedly declined, the numbers in Japan are now quickly increasing. Therefore, Civic Force and our partners are strengthening our response activities in Japan to combat the virus.
Declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is rapidly spreading worldwide, especially in Japan. People need essential supplies such as masks and gloves to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus. Medical facilities are also facing shortages of basic protective supplies.
"ARROWS" (Airborne Rescue & Relief Operations With Search), a joint emergency response team formed by Civic Force and partners, is looking to provide those in need, particularly medical facilities, with the protective gear that they urgently require. This project will help deliver supplies to medical facilities in Japan that are running out of these essential items. These medical supplies will help prevent the further spread of the virus.
This project will provide for the immediate needs of the hospitals that are lacking in essential medical supplies. The long-term impact is the containment of the virus so that less people will be infected.