Distributing rations to vulnerable communities in India. Photo Credit: Caritas India.

India COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

COVID-19 is causing widespread devastation across India. The most marginalised communities, many already living in poverty, are being hit the hardest.

Your urgent support today can provide immediate assistance to vulnerable communities impacted by this crisis. 


More than 44 million cases recorded

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of millions across India

India is facing a devastating second COVID-19 wave. Photo: Caritas India.
Caritas India helped raise awareness about COVID-19 in vulnerable communities.

Death toll continues to rise

More than half a million COVID-19 related deaths have already been recorded.

India is facing a COVID-19 crisis, with more than half a million deaths recorded.

Hospital beds are overwhelmed across the country, with oxygen supplies at critically low levels. The steep increase in cases is related to what is believed to be a new 'double mutant' variant of the coronavirus, which transmits faster. India’s healthcare system is now under enormous strain as the number of new cases continues to rise rapidly each day.

Your support is urgently needed today to help vulnerable communities get through this COVID-19 crisis.


India needs your help today

Communities practice social distancing near a handpump. Photo: Caritas India

Caritas India, our partner in India, is currently working to set up COVID-19 information and quarantine centres to support people living in marginalised communities during this crisis.

Many of the communities that Caritas India works with are highly vulnerable to COVID-19, and also to food insecurity and poverty in the case of a lockdown. Our partners on the ground are working to provide food, hygiene materials, prevention education as well as psychosocial support to the most vulnerable.

Your generous donation today means our partners in India can respond quickly and efficiently to support vulnerable communities during this crisis.

Where does my donation go?

The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by COVID-19 and other crises.

Where this is not possible, the funds will be used to provide immediate and longer-term development and humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises. If any excess funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control that limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Emergency Response Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing development needs and future crises across all our regions.

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