Last updated on: 13 May 2021, 8:21 PM
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‘A BREATH OF LIFE’
India has been hit by a massive tsunami of COVID-19, which has caused severe devastation and fatalities in the nation. To help the most marginalized children and communities at risk, we are mounting a massive humanitarian and relief response with an underlying aim to #ProtectAMillion lives at stake. We’ll be reaching out to 1 million children and their families (in 14 states of India) affected by the Second Wave of the pandemic and providing life-saving medical care, humanitarian aid and rehabilitation support.
Under the #ProtectAMillion mission, Actor Huma Qureshi has joined hands with Save the Children to pledge a ‘Breath of Life’ for the city of her childhood, Delhi. Together, we are working to help set up a 100-bed medical facility in Delhi to provide life-saving medical care to those fighting COVID-19.
The Second Wave of COVID-19 has engulfed the country, and it poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of children. Following guidelines and protocols is the need of the hour to protect our future, our children.
Children are at Risk as the Second Wave of COVID 19 Strikes India
Fear of getting infected with Covid-19, anxiety to succumb to the virus, concern for an infected relative, and the thought of losing a loved one to this virus – this is the current state of mind for most of us who have been lucky enough to stay safe from the virus. Not only adults, children too are suffering a great deal in this second wave of the Covid-19 virus that has hit India “like a storm”.
As India continues its battle against COVID-19, it is essential for everyone to enrol for the vaccine as per eligibility and continue following the COVID-19 appropriate behaviour like wearing a mask, stepping out of the house only when necessary, maintaining social distancing when out and frequent hand sanitization.
With this significant surge in the Covid cases across India, a sense of helplessness and the mental toll has affected many, but it an extremely crucial time when we cannot afford to let our guard down. We have to stay vigilant and protect ourselves and our children in this battle against COVID-19. Let’s #Unite2FightCorona for a safe and immune future for ourselves and our children.
Impact in 2020
Ever since the battle against Coronavirus began in 2020, Save the Children India has been at the forefront, helping the most vulnerable families and children. Through a number of relief distributions – ration kits, food items, hygiene kits and learning kits along with awareness drives and psychosocial support, we were able to touch the lives of 13.64 Lakh people, including 5.57 Lakh children in India in the year 2020. Here’s a snapshot of the difference we were able to make.
STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINES
- COVID-19 Couldn’t Break Narasamma’s Spirit to Serve her Community
- Delhi Anganwadi Worker Resumes Services after Save the Children Provides Protective Gear
- Vaccination for All: Enabling Communties in Rural Andhra Pradesh to Register for Covid Vaccine
- COVID-19 VACCINE AWARENESS REACHES DIGITALLY DARK RURAL AREAS OF INDIA
- Digital and Safe Learning in the COVID-19 Crisis
- Displaced and disadvantaged, community battles for survival amid Covid
- Children’s Mental Health Takes a Toll as COVID Crisis Unfolds
- Caught amid Covid Crisis, Community Counts on Save the Children
- As Anganwadi centre remain shut during lockdown, care for undernourished children takes the worst hit
- COVID-19 Crisis: Linking children to Learning Online, Save the Children Launches Virtual Summer Camp
- HELPING SOLVE THE OXYGEN CRISIS – A BID TO SAVE LIVES IN COVID-19’s SECOND SURGE
RESOURCES AND GUIDES
IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING COVID APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR AND GOING FOR VACCINATION
The threat of COVID-19 is far from over. It is crucial that we continue following all safety practices and demonstrate COVID Appropriate Behaviour. At the same time, vaccination is now open for all individuals above 18 years of age. It is essential and highly advised to take the vaccine at the earliest and it provides a cover of protection.