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Unprecedented times call for extraordinary collective action

The India COVID Action Fund

The India COVID Action Fund is an allied fund, reaching India’s most vulnerable through trusted, local, vetted and frontline non-profits.

India is bearing the brunt of a deadly second wave of COVID 19, breaking global records, and showing signs of continued increase, in lives lost and social and economic devastation. The nation’s healthcare system has buckled, stranded migrants are leaving cities in droves, and marginalised communities across India are being hit hardest by COVID’s relentless impact. The most effective, urgent and efficient way to help the vulnerable is through a strong, enabled frontline.

By selecting local non-profits and solutions, our initiative amps up the speed of the response and encourages decentralised action. It entrusts non-profits with an established track record of working closely with vulnerable communities and charting solutions to India’s most complex development challenges.

By donating to the fund, you will support local NGOs at the forefront of India’s COVID response, engaging in emergency humanitarian relief on the ground. You will receive regular updates on the work we accomplish, enabled by your donation. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference.

Our Response to COVID Immediate and rapidly evolving on the ground Relief + Rebuilding Beds, oxygen, masks, food, medicine, mental health support, frontline healthcare worker support, community isolation facility establishment, awareness on COVID related stigma and vaccines, livelihood support, capacity building, children's and vocational education, among others. Transitioning from reactionary to proactive and planned Resilience Outreach, strengthening rural healthcare worker network. Network building, youth, capacity building, process re-engineering, systems design and change and solidarity networks. The award-winning organisations we are platforming work across the relief-rebuilding-resilience spectrum, addressing immediate and long term needs of the most vulnerable in India. The fund will help them in their work through the strengthening of existing relief models and provision of urgent emergency relief, with the soft and hard infrastructure created, leading into resilience.

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