India is being crushed by a rapid second wave of COVID-19.
Hundreds of people are dying from lack of oxygen, and health care facilities are overwhelmed, leaving people without the medical care that they so urgently need.
As many adults are making up for the infection and death rates, young children are left unsupported. Everyday, fewer adults are able to take care of them. Even before this crisis, India was known for its low poverty line and food insecurity, so children are being overlooked now more than ever as everyone scatters in pursuit of medical treatment. We need to help the hospitals provide adequate care for patients so that children can be reunited with their caregivers.
UNICEF is delivering critical oxygen concentrators and diagnostic testing systems, hygiene supplies and PPE kits to protect health care workers.
You can help us implement measures to control the devastaing impact the virus has had on India’s children and their families.
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