#ByCovid19

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Who we are?

We are a group of proactive Belarusian people who organized a fundraiser to support healthcare workers of Belarus. 

Medics are our frontline defenders in the fight against Covid-19, and we need to do our best to protect them.

Let’s join forces and fight Covid-19 together!

More information about our us (in Russian):

– ИМЕНА (NAMES) — non-profit charity media platform (helps to connect hospitals, sponsors and suppliers / manufacturers of personal protective equipment without donations).

– Charity initiative supporting Belarusian medics #BYCOVID19.

Together we can win!

#ByCovid19
support for medics in Belarus

against coronavirus

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with Revolut to +48575195688.

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Press about us

Foreign Policy: "In Belarus, Lukashenko Bets on No Lockdown".

Belarus is one of the only European countries that has not implemented strict coronavirus containment measures. Its daily rate of new cases is now among the highest in Europe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The country has conducted its fair share of diagnostic tests—more than 240,000, or around 2.5 percent of its citizens. Belarus has officially confirmed 21,101 cases and 121 deaths as of May 8.

The response of Belarusian civil society organizations has been applauded by the Health Ministry and WHO. “Of course the spread of the coronavirus depends on the authorities, but it depends a lot on all of us,” said Andrej Stryzhak, a volunteer for #ByCovid19, a grassroots support group that has raised more than $210,000 for personal protective equipment for health care workers across the country. It has shared its database of needs across the sector with the Health Ministry.

Read more foreignpolicy.com

Belsat: "UNICEF raising $1.5 mln to help Belarusian medics and COVID-19 patients".

Dr. Rashed Sarwar, the United Nations Children’s Fund Representative in Belarus, addressed the local business community and all the country’s residents with an open letter to jointly raise 1.5 mln for an emergency campaign to procure and deliver by medical equipment and personal protective equipment for Belarusian medical professionals and patients during COVID-19.

UNICEF is not the only organisation that is raising money to help Belarusian medics. Its office in Belarus has joined forces with the local campaign #BYCOVID19. “Thanks to UNICEF’s capabilities, our joint initiative has an access to the global market of suppliers. As we have a list of products that medical professionals need and #BYCOVID19 logixtic volunteer network, our provision of assistance to medics will be accurate, relevant and timely,” campaign coordinator Andrey Stryzhak said on Facebook.

Read more BELSAT.EU

Al Jazeera: "Belarus: Life as normal despite ravaging coronavirus epidemic".

Citizens take up fight to contain spread in Belarus, which has one of Europe’s highest per capita infection rates.

Nadia Lyudchik is part of an informal structure called ByCovid-19 created at the end of March and is constantly switching between apps from Telegram to Hangout, from Facebook to Trello, to keep in touch with regional groups and respond to requests.

“Belarusians tend to be passive. I had never seen such a coordinating effort around one goal in Belarus, it’s impressive,” she told Al Jazeera by phone. 

Read more aljazeera.com

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New Europe: "Belarusians crowdfund to fight coronavirus as leader defies threat".

Individuals, businesses and NGOs in Belarus have launched numerous initiatives to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country, in response to the government’s hesitation to admit the severity of the pandemic.

“The toughest situation is with respirators,” said Andrej Stryzhak, co-founder of the platform, adding that, based on the official government numbers, the supplies distributed by the #bycovid19 team make up a considerable part of the total.

‘‘We’re going to keep working until we see the government has taken the situation under real control and that medical personnel have the equipment they need to do their job without fear,’’ he said.

Read more neweurope.eu

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SKY NEWS: "Coronavirus: One leader looks hell-bent on turning COVID-19 into a catastrophe for his country".

Volunteers from an organisation called ByCovid19 have been supplying healthcare workers across the country with the equipment the government is failing to provide them with.

In a little over a month they have received more than 2,000 requests from almost every healthcare facility in the country. The volunteers say morale amongst medics is worryingly low.

“One can’t say that the state authorities don’t do anything. They do,” said Andrei Tkachev who is co-ordinating ByCovid19’s response.

“Unfortunately, the state is riddled in bureaucracy and is very slow in its actions.

Read more news.sky.com

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New Europe: "Belarusians crowdfund to fight coronavirus as leader defies threat".

Individuals, businesses and NGOs in Belarus have launched numerous initiatives to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country, in response to the government’s hesitation to admit the severity of the pandemic.

“The toughest situation is with respirators,” said Andrej Stryzhak, co-founder of the platform, adding that, based on the official government numbers, the supplies distributed by the #bycovid19 team make up a considerable part of the total.

‘‘We’re going to keep working until we see the government has taken the situation under real control and that medical personnel have the equipment they need to do their job without fear,’’ he said.

Read more neweurope.eu

Guardian: "Belarus crowdfunds to fight coronavirus as leader denies it exists".

Meanwhile, a human rights activist and volunteer worker, Andrej Stryzhak, has cofounded the #bycovid19 group to crowdfund, acquire and deliver equipment and protective clothing to medics and other frontline personnel, one of many local initiatives by NGOs and businesses.  “Our goal is to make sure this system doesn’t collapse,” he said. “In many places, for instance in Vitebsk [a city in north-east Belarus], we see that there’s a very difficult situation, a critical situation. There are a lot of sick people, and a lot of medics are sick.” 

Read more theGuardian.com

Polskie Radio: "Alexander Lapko lives in Warsaw. When his business stopped due to СOVID-19, he started supporting Belarus".

As soon as the first campaign to raise money for masks for doctors of the children’s hospital appeared at MolaMola, I decided to support it both financially and informationally, in particular, in working with Belarusian diaspora.
Belarusians abroad and our international friends raised more than 40.000 euro via PayPal, Revolut and bank transfers.
We bought pulse oximeters and non-contact thermometers for Belarusian hospitals and sent them to Belarus with our diplomat’s help.

Read more polskieradio.pl

Who we are

#ByCovid19 – is a group of initiative belarusian people who organaized fundraising to support medics in Belarus.

Where we are

Our hub address is Minsk Kastrychnickaja str 19.

Contacts

Email: covid19@imenamag.by