Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more
about our response to COVID-19.
India is the second-hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the number of cases worldwide (43 million people infected as of April 2022). In 2021, daily infection rates soared to over 370,000 and daily deaths surpassed 3,000. Already vulnerable children were hit hardest as they lost parents and caregivers. A new strain of the virus also infected more children.
World Vision India led the emergency response and we joined the call for help by providing critical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, beds, tents and much more.
World Vision’s regular work with children and their communities has NOT been suspended, and sponsored children continue to be monitored. However, this monitoring and engagement are being done through online platforms as face-to-face engagement has been temporarily put on hold. The staff has also advised that the processing of sponsor correspondence and Special Gifts
may be delayed.
Beyond the current emergency, World Vision India’s priorities continue to be focused on child health, formal and informal education, and the economic empowerment of families.
For more information on the situation in India or to check on the status of your sponsored child, please call us at 1.866.595.5550.
DONATE NOW: If you would like to support World Vision’s efforts to respond to this crisis, please donate to the India COVID-19 Emergency Response here.