India is facing the threat of a devastating and deadlier second wave of the virus. It is far more aggressive and deadly than the first. The deluge of infections has led to a severe health crisis. India is scrambling to tackle an acute shortage of medical oxygen and hospital beds as daily infections break global records. On the other hand, the work pressure on the medical staff is increasing beyond limits.

In India, as of May 01, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed a total of close to 19,196,861 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 211,991 deaths in the country.

United Way India Network is working for the vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis. As the most marginalized, including the homeless, poorly paid daily wage laborers, and domestic workers, are already down to one meal a day.

As Emerging Needs, United Way India has pledged the following:

  • Dry ration kits for meeting the basic food needs and Hygiene kits for saving lives due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are being given for families.
  • Providing support to the local hospitals and health workers.
  • Break the chain- spread awareness and engage communities via social media to contain the spread of COVID-19.