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the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is a global issue, with far reaching consequences and demands a worldwide response. Join our online community to keep up to date with the situation, support our response as we help the world’s most vulnerable people, access resources to help you, and keep connected whilst in lockdown.

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First hand perspectives from teams around the world

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Coronavirus resources

Our experts have curated a collection of free resources for you to download and share, relating to our three stage response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Looking for bitesized activities for home learning with children?

Our home-learning activities now feature on the new BBC bitesize daily lessons programme.

We have a range of materials, for children aged 5-18 years, to support home learning activities, and all come with full parental guidance on how to run them! Each activity links to areas of the formal curriculum in the UK and gives your children the opportunity to learn about real world issues.

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Human ingenuity at work

Read about the long term impact of our work to help people tackle the problems that make them particularly vulnerable in the face of a global pandemic.

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