Sat 08, May 2021
COVID-19 CRISIS IN INDIA: 8 May 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic eases in many countries, it continues to devastate India. Recently India experienced a record high of 3,689 deaths due to the infection, taking the total death toll to more than 215,000 people. The rate of infections stands at between 300,000 and 400,000 cases per day. The reported national fatality rate is unusually high, at 1.11%, amid a shortage of oxygen cylinders, ventilators and other medical supplies.
With Indian hospitals, morgues and crematoriums overwhelmed, you can help by responding to our appeal. The Anglican Board of Mission - Australia will send COVID-19 relief funds to an ecumenical Crisis Response by Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance in India.
Funds will be used initially to support people who are sick at home or quarantined, providing them with cash to buy medicines and other emergency needs. ACT members in India will also be raising more awareness in communities about infection prevention and control, including information on vaccines, and they will be working with churches and other faith leaders to this end.
Donations to this appeal are tax deductible.
Donations to this appeal are tax deductible
Online: You can make an online donation to ABM's APPEAL FOR INDIA by clicking on the DONATE NOW button above.
Mail: you can enclose a cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia. Please include the campaign name ABM APPEAL FOR INDIA with your donation) and send it to:
Anglican Board of Mission – Australia
Locked Bag Q4005
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Telephone: Sydney 02 9264 1021, Local Call 1300 302 663
Gifts/donations to ABM will be applied to the support of project selected. In the unlikely event of this emergency response project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be directed to ABM's Global Emergency Rapid Response Fund or ABM’s Global Disaster Risk Reduction Fund. These funds are similar in that they enable ABM to provide timely relief during an emergency, and help ABM’s partners to be better able to respond to disasters when they occur.