The massive Covid-19 outbreak in India has resulted in unprecedented loss of life and suffering. There is a dire need for life-saving and crucial resources like oxygen, medicines, hospital beds and other timely medical aid.
As always, the worst sufferers are those below poverty line, the migrant workers who have lost their jobs and their families and the most needy children, those who have been missing and/or been rescued from trafficking and slavery.
The Global Sustainability Network is coming together, under the purview of Goal 8.5, 8.7 and 8.8, to provide support to frontline organisations working in two of the most neglected areas in India:
a) slum clusters where migrant workers live and do not have adequate access to food, income and medical supplies
b) Child Care Institutions, which are helping children in need of care and protection and require food and other essential resources.
The funds will be used for:
1) Oxygen Cylinders and Oxygen Concentrators, Non-invasive ventilators and BiPAP machines
2) Financially help the deserving patients for healthcare costs for life-saving medicines and injections which are unaffordable to many
3) Essential supplies like PPE kits, masks and sanitisers for healthcare workers
4) Any other essentials as required for a quick recovery from COVID-19
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