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Public Health England reports on impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities
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Public Health England reports on impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities

Today’s Update Public Health England report on impact of COVID-19 on communities shows the death rates highest among people of Black and Asian ethnic groups. Furthermore, the mortality rates from COVID-19 in the most deprived areas were more than double the least deprived areas. Follow the link for the published report: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-review-of-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes Self-Employment Income Support...

Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1st June
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Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1st June

Today’s Update The UK announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals requiring all travelers to self-isolate for 14 days, bar a short list of exemptions. This will be enforced from 8th June with possible spot checks and fines being imposed. Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1 June....

Providing Relief for the Socially Disadvantaged
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Providing Relief for the Socially Disadvantaged

During the COVID-19 breakout, our team in Ghana have continued to help those in need in the capital, Accra. On 16th May 2020, our team visited the Ghana Society for the Socially Disadvantaged to distribute food boxes containing essential supplies. Our target of providing food for 50 families was met, with each box containing enough...

Job Retention Scheme extended until the end of October
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Job Retention Scheme extended until the end of October

Today’s Update The Government is now advising that people should aim to wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible. SAGE advises that the risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside. Fines have been increased to £100 for members of public in England for breaking rules during the...

Relief Riders Deliver Rations in Uganda
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Relief Riders Deliver Rations in Uganda

On 11th May 2020, our team in Uganda stepped up their efforts to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. In an effort to help those in need in Kampala, Uganda, our Humanity First riders loaded their motorbikes with food supply packs, which they then delivered to the doorsteps of those struggling in this...

Daily Update: 10/05/2020
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Daily Update: 10/05/2020

Today’s Update The UK Government unveils amended official Guidance to stay alert, control the virus, save lives. Follow the link for more details: PM address to the nation on coronavirus: 10 May 2020 Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland government measures largely remain unchanged.  For Scotland follow the link: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ For Wales follow the link: https://gov.wales/coronavirus...

Daily Update: 09/05/2020
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Daily Update: 09/05/2020

Today’s Update COVID 19 patients in Hospital down 17% since last week. Public Transport will only have a capacity for 1 in 10 passengers when implementing social distancing. Government encouraging the use of bikes and walking by announcing a £2 billion package to put cycling and walking at the heart of transport policy.  There will...

COVID-19 Relief in Conakry
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COVID-19 Relief in Conakry

With COVID-19 continuing to cause disarray across the world, our Humanity First team in the Republic of Guinea have been diligent in helping those in need during this difficult time. Our volunteers have been preparing packages containing food supplies and distributing them to people who are in need in the capital, Conakry.