Can you help us end this pandemic?

Right now, India and, its neighbouring countries, are facing a catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases. With infection and death rates rising, countries like India are in a battle for their future. We know the solution. Vaccinations are the key to the stopping this pandemic.

By becoming a UNICEF monthly donor, you can help deliver lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, like India & Nepal.

No one is safe until we are all safe from Coronavirus.

 

India Battles Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19 

The scenes we are seeing in India are simply devastating. The world’s second most densely populated country is being hit by a rapid and deadly surge in Coronavirus cases.

A second wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc throughout this vast country. The loss of life is tragic and catastrophic — with nearly two deaths every minute. Hospitals and health centres across the country are collapsing under the tsunami of new cases. Many are critically overcrowded and struggling to cope.

Hospital beds, essential medical supplies and oxygen are running out.

Children have become the hidden victims of the pandemic. In India we have already seen more than a hundred million children pushed even further into poverty. So many have lost their education and are at risk of exploitation and abuse.

In developing and densely-populated countries, like India, a surge in COVID-19 cases can be truly catastrophic – both now and in the future.

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A patient breathes with the help of oxygen in Ghaziabad on April 26, 2021. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

Viruses Know No Borders

It’s a privilege to be able to socially distance and self-isolate. For the many millions of families living in crowded slums and refugee camps, these preventative actions aren’t possible.

When whole families live together in crowded conditions, it takes just one case of Coronavirus to cause wide-spread life lasting devastation.

Viruses know no borders. We must come together now as a global community to stop the devastation. India is in this crisis now, but we know other countries will follow. The impacts of this pandemic will be felt for generations.

We must work together to protect these communities from COVID-19.

No one is safe until we are all safe from Coronavirus.

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Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE kit) attends to coronavirus positive patients inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a COVID care centre in New Delhi on April 28, 2021. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)

Send Life-Saving COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccinations are the key to ending this pandemic. Vaccinations will ensure that the most vulnerable members of our population are protected.  It will prevent hospital overcrowding. It will prevent the development of vaccine-resistant mutations. It will prevent millions of deaths, and give children and families a viable future.

This year, UNICEF aims to deliver two billion COVID-19 vaccines to more than 100 countries, like India, which are at risk of being left behind. Vaccines help bring us closer because no one is safe until everyone is safe.

The more we vaccinate, the more we protect.

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A 47-year-old COVID-19 patient, waits inside an ambulance for a hospital bed a in New Delhi, India.

Become a Global Parent – Help End This Pandemic

You can help bring an end to this pandemic by becoming a monthly donor with UNICEF Ireland. Each month your contribution will be used to provide much-needed vaccines, medicines, food and water to children in need.

Right now, in the world’s poorest countries, millions of vulnerable children are losing out on their development and learning opportunities, and their right to survive and thrive.

A recently released UNICEF-led report fears that India will also suffer the highest number of deaths amongst children under five, because of disruptions to essential public health services like vaccination programmes and nutrition screening. A similar outlook is facing children across the world as their countries struggle against COVID-19.

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A health worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a Khanapara State Dispensary in Guwahati on April 29, 2021. UNICEF/Biju BORO

How Your Monthly Donation Can Help Children

  • With €15 a month, you can supply 14 COVID 19 Rapid Testing Kits.
  • With €21 a month, you can provide enough vaccines to protect 50 people from Coronavirus.
  • With €30 a month, you can help towards an oxygen generation plant for a 500 bed hospital.

To become a Global Parent, you can simply sign up at the top of the page, call us on 01 878 3000 or email us at info@unicef.ie

Please donate whatever you can today and help make a real difference in children’s lives.

Critical medical supplies being sent to India from UNICEF’s warehouse in Dubai. © UNICEF/UN0458875/

How Does UNICEF Help Children?

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories across the world, helping millions of children every day. We make sure more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, and protected than any other organisation.

Even in war torn countries like Yemen and Syria, we have teams on the ground making sure that children get the help they need – no matter what.

UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary donations and we rely on the kindness of people like you to fund our life saving work for children.

With your monthly support, we can work to deliver long-term aid strategies, which will make a lasting difference to the lives of children and their families.

So please become a Global Parent today and give the most vulnerable children in the world your support.