India is currently in the midst of a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, threatening its healthcare system and leaving already vulnerable families in crisis.
For more than a week, over 300,000 cases have been diagnosed daily. So far over 220,000 people have died in India and the crisis is only worsening.
Immediate needs are access to health care, medical supplies and medicines, particularly oxygen. There is an urgent need to educate people on risk prevention and address vaccine hesitancy. Vaccine supply is insufficient and inaccessible to many, leaving herd immunity out of reach.
PWS&D is preparing to respond with its partners and ACT Alliance members in India to support people that are sick or quarantined at home with cash to buy medicines and provide for other emergency needs. Additionally, they will work with communities to share messages on infection prevention and control, as well as information on vaccines.
PWS&D has been working with partners in India for decades. These partners are on the ground, actively assessing the situation to determine how best to respond. Our Christian partners in India reach out to all those in need, irrespective of their faith, as Jesus called us to do. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
You can make a donation to support PWS&D’s response to the India COVID crisis, by clicking below or calling us at 1-800-619-7301 or 416-441-1111 x291. Please include “India COVID Crisis” in the designation field.
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