A second wave of Covid cases has devastated India. Every second, four new cases of Covid-19 are being recorded with two new deaths per minute. Cases are surging by hundreds of thousands per day, hitting record peaks with graveyards completely overwhelmed.
There are not enough hospital beds, ventilators, or food. Worse, families are driving over 200 miles to receive treatment–and they are often being turned away.
“India’s coronavirus second wave is rapidly sliding into a devastating crisis, with hospitals unbearably full, oxygen supplies running low, desperate people dying in line waiting to see doctors. Each day, the government reports more than 300,000 new infections, a world record, and India is now seeing more new infections than any other country by far, almost half of all new cases in a global surge.” – The New York Times
“Almost every hospital is on the edge. If oxygen runs out, there is no leeway for many patients,” Dr. Sumit Ray.
Islamic Relief teams are working hard to deliver oxygen, PPE, and other essential supplies. We can only do this with your support.
We’ve posted more details below. Please read, share, and donate—our ability to help depends on it!
Islamic Relief’s global family and partnerships—including local staff in more than three dozen countries—maximize IRUSA’s ability to respond to urgent situations with speed and efficiency. We also maintain the highest standards of best practices, dignity, and cultural sensitivity, and we make sure that our response aligns with survivors’ needs immediately, for the longer-term, or both!
IRUSA’s emergency aid efforts can include distribution of items such as food, water, financial aid, and more. Construction of temporary shelters and providing vital medical aid are often priorities too. And when applicable, we work with community groups on the ground to assess what we can do to help with longer-term recovery, rebuilding, and revitalization efforts.
In the United States specifically, IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team (DRT) serve as first responders for emergencies. From natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires to tragedies like the Pulse and Parkland shootings, the DRT team continues to be one of the first humanitarian teams nationwide to lend a helping hand to people in their most trying hours.
Read below to learn more about our latest emergency responses and how you can help survivors.