Information hub on the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused much worry around the world but this is made worse by the spread of fake news. In times of a pandemic, fake news can go from being annoying to dangerous when people, fearful and desperate for information, follow the wrong advice.
In Malaysia, the government has implemented movement controls to slow the spread and is taking firm action to stop fake news. Staying home can be difficult for many reasons: some may not have access to clean water, adequate food supply; some may live in unsafe environments; and some may experience mental health issues.
UNICEF will continue to provide information, news and resources here, as well as links to credible resources on WHO, and the Malaysian Ministry of Health. You can do your part by only sharing information from trusted sites, and correct those you know who are sharing unverified news.
Updated: 9 April 2020.
We are in this together
This current pandemic, has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviors against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact in the virus. Xenophobia and hate have been on the rise and kindness and solidarity is most needed during this challenging time.
Let’s show and promote love. To support this sentiment, various organizations and bodies working for Malaysian citizens, both national and international (all UN agencies) have unified their voices to call out for love, for solidarity and kindness. Everyone has the right to be treated equally and with dignity. If one is at risk, all of us are at risk. So, let us Build Back Better. How we get through this depends on all of us. We are in this together. #WeAreInThisTogether.
We need to work together to fight this global pandemic.
At last count, UNICEF has shipped more than 4.27 million gloves, 573,300 surgical masks, 98,931 N95 respirators, 156,557 gowns and 12,750 goggles to help countries respond to the pandemic.
Today, more than ever, we need your help in responding to this pandemic. UNICEF is appealing for RM2.8 billion (US$651.6 million) to further scale up its global humanitarian response in containing COVID-19, to provide critical health prevention supplies, public health education, as well as education, child protection and social service support to the affected countries.
We will continue to raise and direct resources to affected countries. With your and more donors’ support, UNICEF will able to secure key health supplies for the frontliners from April to June, such as 26.9 million surgical masks, 4.8 million respirator masks, 6 million coveralls, 1.5 million goggles, etc.
We are in the race against time. You can help us via these channels:
You can also make a one-off donation via bank transfer:
Payee Name: UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’s FUND-EMERGENCY
Bank: MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD
Account No: 514329602449
Donate today. Help UNICEF to fight the virus and keep children and their families safe.
UNICEF's work on Coronavirus in Malaysia was made possible through the support of our donors in Malaysia, the Government of Japan, and the Government of Denmark.