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Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

Help provide the tools desperately needed to fight coronavirus.
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Mrs Hasinur receives a parcel of food for her family in Delhi, India. Credit: Christian Aid
Woman receives essential food supplies for her family.

Will you help vulnerable families protect themselves against coronavirus?

Soap. Masks. Hand sanitiser. Vital weapons against coronavirus. In India alone, more than 200,000 lives have been lost to the pandemic in India. Across the country, hospitals are overrun and oxygen supplies are falling short of demand. 

Across the world, and especially in India, the most marginalised have been hit the hardest. From women and people with disabilities to informal and migrant workers and Dalit communities.

We urgently need your help share life-saving health information on how to prevent catching or spreading coronavirus, as well as ensuring vulnerable families can access vital welfare and healthcare.

Just £5 from you today will help provide frontline healthworkers with vital personal protective equipment.

Please donate now. Don’t wait. They can’t.

Surviving through lockdown in India

Poonam from Delhi lives with her husband and three children aged 10, 8 and 6. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Poonam worked as a domestic maid in five houses and her husband was a housekeeper.  

During the 1st wave of COVID-19 in 2020, Poonam’s husband lost his job, meaning the family was totally dependent on her.

However, with the 2nd wave of COVID-19 came a nationwide lockdown.

Home owners would not allow Poonam to continue her work in their homes due to the fear of spreading coronavirus.  

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Poonam from Delhi received cash support form Christian Aid’s Coronavirus Appeal. Credit: Christian Aid/EFICOR
Poonam from Delhi received cash support from Christian Aid’s Coronavirus Appeal

After the family had been living on a single income, this was also now also cut off. They had no savings to manage the house expenses, food stock at home was running short and they did not know how they would survive the next few weeks.  

It was during this crucial time that Christian Aid’s partner EFICOR met Poonam and her family. Learning of their circumstances, they received support from funds from Christian Aid’s Coronavirus Appeal response.  

Poonam received cash support of approximately £20 into her account to use as she needed for her family’s survival. She immediately bought some grains and groceries as well as school books for her children.

The support that she received helped her to manage for three weeks until she was able to resumed to her work as maid in three houses and support her family again.

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Christian Aid is responding to the coronavirus outbreak in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. We're working together with partners and faith leaders to inform people about the risks, offering vital hygiene training, equipping health facilities with supplies, and providing food packages to the most marginalised families. Click on the map below to read more about how we're fighting coronavirus around the world.

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