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 will provide immediate assistance to vulnerable communities impacted by this crisis.
India is currently facing a COVID-19 catastrophe, with a staggering jump in the number of deaths and new cases.
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 in India get through this COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID-19 rate in India has nearly doubled in the past four months – the world’s biggest surge in COVID-19 infections. Experts warn that actual numbers could be five to ten times higher than those reported.
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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.