← Back to Search Projects

India COVID-19 Relief Fund for Hong Kong SAR donors

LocationIndia

Issue AreaDisaster

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

Donate to This Project

Support local NGO response efforts

This fund is for donors in Hong Kong SAR PRC. For donors in other locations, please use our US donation page.

INTRODUCTION 

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.

CURRENT NEEDS 

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 challengeCurrently, our funding priorities include: 

  • Emergency medical supplies to frontline workers including personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers, soap, and disinfectant sprays 
  • Nutritious meals including cooked meals and dry rations 
  • Financial support in the form of unconditional cash transfers to marginalized families

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 info@give2asia.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.

Goonj

  • Reacheout to 10,000 households in the most affected 13 States of India and distributes comprehensive family kits of essentials, primarily consisting of dry ration, and personal care material to the affected communities 

Learn more about Goonj

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:

  • Support frontline health workers with supply of masks and sanitizer bottles
  • Education on preventative health measures
  • Advocacy with the government to ensure continuity of health services
  • Online training for frontline healthcare workers
  • Distribution of food rations

STRATEGY & IMPACT 

Give2Asia’s disaster response program funds both immediate needs and long-term recovery. Our top priorities for COVID-19 pandemic response include: 

  • Supporting frontline health workers and national public health priorities 
  • Funding activities to slow the spread of the virus and support vulnerable groups 
  • Long-term needs such as mental health support and rehabilitation for frontline workers, care for families of health workers who lost their lives due to COVID-19, livelihood support, and capacity building to prevent future health crises. 

PROGRESS REPORT

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.

ABOUT GIVE2ASIA 

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. 

Photo courtesy Gwydion M. Williams / Flickr

Donate Now

More Projects

TGI

Engage communities, develop cost-effective scalable treatments in response to the pandemic

  • Health
  • General Support Needed

SEWA

An association that works on resettlement programs for natural calamities and diseases.

  • Livelihood
  • General Support Needed

Bhumi

An organization that provides education for over 20,000 underprivileged children in India.

  • Education
  • General Support Needed