EMERGENCY APPEAL – COVID-19
Supporting children and their families during the COVID-19 crises is the immediate need of the hour. During these times, Food security remains a risk, especially for children from underprivileged backgrounds, due to the lack of sustained income, closure of markets, and loss and devastation in their homes.
To address the needs of these families, Save the Children India is providing emergency support through food baskets.
EACH FOOD BASKET
Meets international standards (UN’s NutVAL (version 4.1) NIN’s dietary Guidelines and Sphere Standards)
Meets the minimum required nutritional standards for an individual for 30 days – 2,100 Kilocalories per person per day
Prioritises the nutritional needs of children and lactating women
Is region (state) specific and contains locally available and preferred items
Price estimations mentioned are exclusive of operation and Distribution costs
Government bodies where Save the Children is considered a technical partner of choice includes:
Ministry of Women and Child Development
How many children we reached last year through our covid relief drive.
Last year, Save the Children mounted its biggest humanitarian response to reach the most vulnerable communities and children impacted by the first wave of the pandemic. We reached 13.64 lakh people out of which 5.57 lakh were children. Our geographical footprint spanned 49 districts in 13 states and 2 Union Territories.
Why it is important to be cautious this time.
Right now, the country is in the grip of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The infection is spreading rapidly and affecting scores of people in towns and cities across India. There are several reports of the new strains of the virus being more infectious and this time, the young and children are also impacted. There is a tremendous burden on the healthcare systems of India. It is absolutely essential that everyone follows COVID Appropriate Behaviour religiously – masking, good hand hygiene and maintaining physical distance.
How and why should one be vaccinated.
Vaccines offer a good degree of protection against Coronavirus. From May 1 onwards, vaccination is available for everyone above the age of 18. Please do get vaccinated as per your turn. Registrations can be done on the CoWIN portal: www.cowin.gov.in/home
have changed lives.
A small amount can change the life of a child; through education, nutrition, and basic protection, children can lead normal lives. The adjacent graph is a representation of how we have utilised your donations.