29 Apr 2021 | UK
The Amir Khan Foundation has launched an emergency fundraising appeal for the dire situation in India. The second-most populous country saw COVID-19 cases skyrocket last week, with over 350,000 cases recorded in 24 hours alone: an increase of 2 million+ cases in a single week.
In partnership with Mumbai-based NGO network Dasra and UK-based charity, One Family Global, the Amir Khan Foundation has identified five partner organisations on the ground, who are working tirelessly to provide critical relief. The partner organisations – Swasti, SaveLIFE Foundation, Aajeevika Bureau, Swasth Foundation and Goonj – work across India’s major regions, including Bangalore, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Mumbai. Together, they offer crucial support in the form of hospital oxygen concentrators for hospitals; testing communities for comorbidities; providing support to migrant communities; and delivering food and healthcare.
Vishal Kapoor, from Dasra’s Strategic Philanthropy team, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Amir Khan Foundation and are incredibly grateful to Amir and the foundation for their support. We are also incredibly fortunate to have such amazing NGO partners stepping up and providing urgent relief to our most vulnerable communities at what is an incredibly difficult time for the whole country”.