Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
India is currently experiencing a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily infection rates have soared to over 370,000 as of May 2021 and daily deaths have surpassed 3,000. Already vulnerable children are being hit hardest as they lose parents and caregivers. A new strain of the virus is also infecting more children.
An emergency response is now underway and is being led by World Vision India. World Vision is participating in this response to help provide India with 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 is being done through online platforms as face-to-face engagement has been temporarily put on hold. Staff have 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.