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India’s second wave of COVID-19 has become disastrous. The country, which was reporting less than 15,000 cases a day just last month, has been seeing over 200,000 Covid-19 infections a day since April 15. Yesterday (April 20), India reported around 294, 000 new COVID-19 infections and crossed 2000 deaths—both highest single-day spikes. That takes the active COVID-19 caseload tally up to nearly 2.15 million.
The current wave started in the western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat and has now engulfed almost the entire country. Delhi, for instance, had only around 2,800 new infections on April 1, and active infections stood at 10,498. Yesterday, it recorded 30000 infections and an active caseload of 85,575. That amounts to a 900% increase in new infections and a 700% increase in active cases in just 18 days.
The health system is extremely stressed all across and is almost collapsing in some of the cities. There is huge shortage of ICU beds, oxygen supply, vaccines and even spaces in cremation grounds. Your support will help trusted local charities respond to the situation.
Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations to support frontline health workers and institutions responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Give2Asia’s disaster response program funds both immediate needs and long-term recovery. The recent lockdown has significantly affected many at-risk communities. Our role is to empower our local NGO partners to support these communities through this time of challenge. Currently, our funding priorities include:
HOW TO GIVE
You can help by donating online to Give2Asia’s COVID-19 response fund for India. For large gifts (via check, bank transfer, or appreciated stock) or corporate giving opportunities, please request a consultation or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEATURED PARTNERS (partial list)
Our local NGO partners in India include:
Save the Children India
Save the Children is India’s leading independent child rights NGO. It works in 12 Indian states and has reached more than 10.1 million Indian children since 2008. They run programs in the remotest corners of India and urban areas to provide quality education and healthcare, protection from harm and abuse and life-saving aid during emergencies to children. Their COVID-19 response work focuses on procurement and distribution of PPE materials to hospitals.
Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA)
SNEHA works at the community level to empower women and slum communities to be catalysts of change in their own right and collaborate with existing public health systems and health care providers to create sustainable improvements in urban health. Their COVID-19 response activities include:
STRATEGY & IMPACT
Give2Asia’s disaster response program funds both immediate needs and long-term recovery. Our top priorities for COVID-19 pandemic response include:
In July 2020, Give2Asia published a report on the first 100 days of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read about it here.
Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised grantmaking to the Asia-Pacific. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $350 million of charitable grants across 23 countries. Give2Asia is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Transparency & Trust: 90% or more of your donation will go directly to our local nonprofit partners. A small portion of your donation helps Give2Asia manage grants to ensure that donor funds are used effectively. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible in the US.
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An association that works on resettlement programs for natural calamities and diseases.
An organization that provides education for over 20,000 underprivileged children in India.