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5 Ways to Help India Amid its Ongoing Covid-19 Crisis

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The Covid-19 emergency in India has shown no signs of abating in recent weeks, with hospitals jam-packed and supplies of oxygen running short. More than 300,000 people a day are reportedly becoming infected; and while it can be difficult to conceive of a humanitarian crisis of that magnitude, there are plenty of ways for those in the US and abroad to help. Below, find a list of organizations working to provide food, oxygen, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies, and other forms of care to India, all of which are currently accepting donations.

Help India Breathe

This UK-based nonprofit is collecting funds to buy highly in-demand medical necessities like oxygen concentrators, CPAP machines, and other diagnostic tools, all to be sent to India and distributed in hospitals and care centers. Donate here.


This United Nations agency is on hand in India to share information on stopping the spread of COVID-19 and provide more than 3.6 million people with critical water, sanitation, and hygiene supplies and services. Donate here.

Indian Red Cross Society

The Indian Red Cross Society is soliciting and distributing shipments of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, bedside monitors, and other medical supplies across India, as well as providing emergency services. Donate here.

The Hope Foundation

Donations to this U.S. nonprofit working out of Kolkata can go toward PPE for hospital staff, oxygen cylinders, or cardiac monitors, depending on the amount of money pledged. Donate here.

The Association for India’s Development

This nonprofit is soliciting donations for PPE and groceries for families living below the poverty line who are facing food scarcity due to India’s ongoing lockdown efforts. Donate here.

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