COVID-19 Crisis in India

Right now, India is being hit by a rapid and deadly surge in coronavirus cases.

The death toll has surpassed 200,000, while the total number of infections has risen above 17 million. Over 300,000 new cases have been reported on a daily basis.

The situation is now desperate.

Hospitals and health centres across the country are collapsing under the tsunami of new cases, with hospital beds, essential drugs and oxygen running out, even in large towns and cities.  

Patients are being turned away from hospitals and medical centres. Many return home to die without any medical help. Desperate families are battling to find care or source oxygen cylinders to help treat or comfort their loved ones at home. They are in urgent need of help.

We need to act now.

With cases rising exponentially, many more people will die if we do not send urgent help. Children could be left without their families if we do not reach them in time.

Please donate now!

Help Send Life-Saving Supplies to India Now

We urgently need your support to help save lives during this new deadly and devastating wave of COVID-19 infections, by sending life-saving medical equipment and oxygen concentrators.

This life-saving gas helps patients breathe when they cannot do so on their own – whether it be children with pneumonia or hypoxemia, newborns and mothers with birth complications, or patients with severe COVID-19.

Hospitals are struggling to cope with the recent wave of Coronavirus infections. A donation to UNICEF can help in the effort to provide India with these critical medical supplies.

We urgently need your support to help save lives during this new deadly and devastating wave of COVID-19 infections, by boosting access to critical oxygen therapy and life-saving medical supplies.

Your help has never been more urgently needed.

A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of oxygen. © UNICEF/India/2021

How Will My Donation Help Stop Coronavirus in India?

Here is how your donation can protect families and communities in India; 

  • With €50 you can deliver enough vaccines to protect 10 people from Coronavirus.
  • With €75 you could deliver 6 affordable, reliable and accessible COVID-19 testing kits.
  • With €100 you today you can help purchase 1 Oxygen Generation Plant to provide enough oxygen for a 500 bed hospital to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients. The full cost is €150,000 per unit.

Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.