A severe second wave of COVID-19 is having a devastating impact in India. The country has more than 3.4 million active cases and numbers are predicted to peak by mid-May 2021.

Even cities like Mumbai and Delhi with well-established healthcare networks are under tremendous strain. There is a dire need of hospital beds, doctors, medicines and life support systems.

CARE is particularly concerned for the health and safety of women and girls, who are on the front lines of this crisis as health care workers and caregivers within their families and communities.

Your donation today will help families access emergency health care services and supplies including hospital beds, medical oxygen, lifesaving medicine, and personal protective equipment.


“COVID-19 Wave 2 is raging through India with multiple genomic strains and devastating impact with increasing caseloads and fatalities. Given our collaborations with the central and state governments delivering health programs and responding to emergencies for over 70 years, CARE India has aligned its response with the government to ensure support where it is needed most. We will be setting up temporary COVID hospitals and COVID Care Centres, ramp up the vaccination drives based on government guidelines, launch awareness campaigns for COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, and also like in the first wave of the crisis, address food security needs of migrants and PPE material for frontline workers.” –Manoj Gopalakrishna, CEO, CARE India

CARE India has been working very closely with the government of Bihar to strengthen health systems over the last 10 years. CARE India has developed a three-pronged strategy to intervene where support is needed the most:

  • Setting up temporary COVID-19 hospitals and COVID Care Centres: hospital beds, medical oxygen, medical staff, medicines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits
  • COVID-19 vaccination drive and awareness-raising of best practices
  • Addressing the immediate needs of migrants

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