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5 Ways You Can Help India Right Now

India is suffering a monumental crisis – and that’s an understatement.

The COVID-19 pandemic has spiraled to new lows in India as the number of new Covid-19 cases exceeds over 300,000 daily with an unreported number of deaths. Hospitals are constantly running out of oxygen tanks, which many are selling on the black market or trying to obtain via charitable organizations.

The scenes on the streets of the capital of Delhi are chaotic and frantic as thousands scramble to get help as they gasp for air, whilst funerals are no longer personal as people have to mourn their loved ones at mass cremations.

The country, which has the potential to be a superpower, is now on its knees begging to be able to breathe and has been trying to procure oxygen from a number of countries.

Since its initial outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has left humanity in a state of powerlessness, but if we are lucky enough to have access to healthcare and a comfortable home, the least we can do is try to join efforts to help those in urgent need. India’s COVID-19 situation has rapidly become a humanitarian crisis and these are the 5 ways we can help by donating:

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Hemkunt Foundation

The Delhi-based Hemkunt Foundation are distributing Oxygen Cylinders to COVID-19 patients only for free. Find out more and donate here.

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Khalsa Aid

The Khalsa Aid team is on the ground in Delhi providing support to those affected and in desperate need of oxygen. From their UK-based HQ, the charitable organization is appealing for Oxygen Concentrators (OC) to be sent to India urgently. Find out more and donate here.

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Feeding From Far

Feeding From Far is an initiative that has been feeding the poor and unemployed who are struggling to feed themselves during the lockdown. The charity has managed to distribute thousands of meals to the needy since the first lockdown hit through cooked meals and ration kits. Find out more and donate here.

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Uday Foundation

As Delhi is facing the second wave of Covid-19, it is the poor and homeless that are suffering the most and are struggling to get a hospital bed. Uday Foundation has launched a campaign that will help provide oxygen concentrators to the most needy. The foundation aims to distribute 500 oxygen concentrators in various parts of Northern Indian with the support of the donations they receive. Find out more and donate here.

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During the pandemic, BUDS has already supported over 25,000 children in slums and is currently providing dry ration kits composed of wheat flour, rice, sugar, tea leaves, salt, cooking oil and pulses, as well as sanitary napkins, sanitizers and masks. The NGO visits families, whilst ensuring safety measures are in place, ensuring that they are cared for in these adverse times. Each kit costs around USD $20 and helps a family of five for about eight weeks. Find out more and donate here.

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