The global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected more than 195 countries. In India, as on Jun 03, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed a total of close to 208,532 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,834 deaths in the country.

The extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Cyclone Amphan’, with wind speeds touching 185 kmph, made landfalls in Digha a small town in East Medinipur district, Bengal, on May 20, 2020. The cyclone created total devastation in many districts and thousands of families have been evacuated from the areas in the path of the cyclone and moved to Cyclone shelters.

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. The distribution will be undertaken for over 1 month.
  • Safe drinking water provision is being made and will last for 1-3 months.
  • Distribution of Home Utility kit for meeting basic needs over a period of 1 month.
  • Immediate temporary shelters will be set up across the state in order to help the families move away from crowded spaces.