COVID-19 Pandemic Response: India

Support local nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in India

LocationIndia

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Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate online to support local relief efforts.

SITUATION UPDATE: January 2022

In January 2022, the number of Coronavirus cases increased dramatically, dominated by the Omicron variant. To date, the variant has caused more than 7,000 confirmed cases across the country.

With the number of active cases growing rapidly, India is exposed to a higher risk of another wave of Coronavirus. The government is increasing hospital capacity and working on boosters for health workers and the elderly with comorbidities. India already recorded the first death due to the Omicron variant in early January.

CAMPAIGN HISTORY

In the past two years, Give2Asia donors have supported local partners in India with total grantmaking reaching US$6 million to support healthcare facilities with lifesaving equipment, provide protective gear, and support livelihood recovery for those affected by the pandemic. With the third wave of Covid-19 crisis, our partners continue their response for the most needed communities.

In a crisis of this magnitude, local knowledge counts. Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations to support frontline health workers and at-risk communities.

Give2Asia’s grantees are working with diverse range of stakeholders in both urban and rural areas. Our grantees assess the needs of their community and develops customized programs ranging from:

  • Promoting COVID prevention and vaccination
  • Providing medical relief material to frontline workers and equipment in hospitals, community health centres, primary health centres. This includes oxygen concentrators, cylinders, PPE kits including medicines, sanitizers, gloves, masks, testing facilities, and connecting patients to Government hospitals for vaccination and care.
  • Providing food or dry ration to the most marginalized populations
  • Setting up oxygen generating plants in two hospitals
  • Setting up Covid care centers/isolation centers for mild cases

To learn more about our work in India, read our 2021 progress report on COVID-19 relief efforts.

HOW TO GIVE

Click the “Donate Online” button above to make a credit card donation. For large gifts (via check, bank transfer, stock, or cryptocurrency) or corporate giving opportunities, please contact our international giving team.

FEATURED PARTNERS (partial list)

Give2Asia is working with over 20 local NGO partners in India that are responding to the crisis. They include: 

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 

SEEDS

Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) is an experienced humanitarian organisation that enables community resilience through practical solutions in the areas of disaster readiness, response and rehabilitation. During COVID-19, their activities include:

  • Providing supplies of masks and soap to 20,000 families at INR 1,000 per family
  • Supporting 100 district health facilities in seven states with essential supplies at INR 1,00,000 per facility
  • Building awareness campaigns at INR 300 per person to raise public health awareness INR 300 per person
  • Providing accurate public health information to 100,000 people from seven states to date

Oxfam India

Oxfam India is working to support child education, empowering women & fighting against inequality in India. Their COVID-19 relief efforts include:

  • Food Support: Providing rations and prepared food
  • Direct Cash Support: Unconditional cash support to migrants and families suffering from Covid
  • Medical Support: Supporting medical facilities with oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment like Digital Thermometer, Oxymeter, BP Machine, Monitor etc.
  • Isolation Centres: Team is on ground to open isolation centres especially in areas of migrant influx
  • Creating Awareness on Vaccination: Mass information drive on vaccination through Adhikar Vaani (an award winning initiative from Oxfam India)
  • Women Livelihood Support: Helping women to start an income-generating activity

Centre for Environment Education (CEE)

Centre for Environment Education (CEE) is a national institution engaged in developing programs and materials to increase awareness about the environment and sustainable development. CEE was established in 1984 and has around 35 offices in different parts of the country. The head office in Ahmedabad is situated in a picturesque 14 acres campus.

CEE is supporting communities to address the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, through offices and partners in Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Guwahati, Goa, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kalaburagi, Kolkata and in the rural areas of Jamnagar and Rajkot. The response will focus on:
– Addressing immediate food and basic needs of the communities
– Support sanitation needs and protective gears for frontline healthcare workers
– Online education campaign at national level
– Restore and strengthen livelihood recovery for affected communities in rural-urban areas

 

Photo courtesy Gwydion M. Williams / Flickr

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than $420 million of charitable grants across 20+ countries.

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