A family member looks on as several funeral pyres of patients who died of Covid-19 burn during the mass cremation at Ghazipur cremation ground in New Delhi, India. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesA family member looks on as several funeral pyres of patients who died of Covid-19 burn during the mass cremation at Ghazipur cremation ground in New Delhi, India. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
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DEC Coronavirus Appeal

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Help India’s most vulnerable communities as they face a devastating coronavirus surge.

In India, a second wave of coronavirus is having a devastating impact. With hospitals overrun and oxygen supplies falling short of demand, thousands of people are not able to receive potentially life-saving treatment.

DEC charities are responding to the crisis by providing medical supplies, treatment facilities and logistics support to overwhelmed health services.

Concern Worldwide does not work in India and we will not be responding to the Coronavirus crisis unfolding there.  However, as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) we are supporting its appeal that will assist vulnerable communities in India. All donations we receive will be passed directly onto the DEC to support other member agencies’ critical work.

Hand-washing station at Government health care facility next to Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: Ed Ram / Concern Worldwide
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DEC charities will be supporting India’s health system by:

  • providing PPE, disinfection kits, medical supplies and ambulances
  • setting up of temporary Covid-19 hospitals and care centres
  • providing ventilators and oxygen concentrators to the Indian government
  • setting up handwashing stations and distributing soap, sanitiser and masks
  • ensuring families get enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children, by distributing food and care packs to people in isolation; providing cash, vouchers and dry rations; providing livelihoods training and cash for work

With your help, DEC members can do more to help the most vulnerable communities as they face a life-or-death situation. Please donate now.

Trevor (4) washes his hands. Ambeza Idd, (35) (blue vest) mans the hand washing station. Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: Ed Ram / Concern Worldwide
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Help India’s most vulnerable communities

  • India has a population of 1.3 billion people, 21.2% (275 million) of whom live below the income poverty line of $1.90 per day

  • Your donation could help support India’s health system with PPE, equipment, and isolation and medical care facilities

  • It could also help ensure that the Covid-19 crisis doesn’t mean people go hungry and children become malnourished.

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