Covid-19 Crisis In India

Help UNICEF provide critical supplies like oxygen generators, diagnostic testing systems, hygiene & PPE supplies that save lives.

About this appeal

UPDATE: Vodafone has generously stepped-up and partnered with UNICEF New Zealand for our emergency Covid-19 appeal for India.  

Please visit https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/support-unicefs-crisis-response-in-india where Vodafone and the Vodafone Foundation will both match your amazing donation - so for every $1 donated, $3 will go to help provide 3x critical lifesaving supplies and services to India.  

Please note - donations on this page are currently not match funded by Vodafone and the Vodafone Foundation.

Hospitals in India are struggling to fight off a crushing second wave of Covid-19 cases. UNICEF is on the ground, racing against time to deliver vital supplies and save lives as cases continue to rise. We need your help.

Your emergency donation will: 

  • Increase access to life-saving oxygen by procuring and installing Oxygen Generation Plants (OGPs) in hospitals to treat severe and critical COVID-19 cases.

  • Provide rapid, accurate COVID-19 testing machines in some of the most affected districts.

  • Support communities and essential workers to weather this storm and prevent further disruption to outreach programs and services for children.

  • Support the ongoing distribution of COVID-19 vaccines through the UNICEF-supported COVAX initiative.


The second wave of the pandemic is overwhelmingly larger than the first wave, spreading much faster - with more children and young people falling ill. A recently released UNICEF-led report fears that India will suffer the highest number of deaths amongst children under five, because of disruptions to essential public health services. Hospitals and health centres across India are critically overcrowded and struggling to cope with the overwhelming number of new cases. Hospital beds, essential medical supplies and oxygen are running out.

UNICEF in India has been working tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to help tackle the impact of the virus. We’re implementing programmes to help children and families cope in addition to supporting the national vaccine rollout, oxygen availability in-country, while strengthening testing and PPE availability. With Covid-19 cases rising exponentially, your generous support is urgently needed to save lives. You can help UNICEF rush critical lifesaving supplies and services to protect families and communities in India.

Please note donations on this page are currently not match funded by Vodafone and the Vodafone Foundation.


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