In March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down opportunity in India's larger cities, starting a wave of migrant workers returning to their homes in and around Rajahmundry. CEM, our partner on the ground, responded with a massive effort to provide food relief during the first lockdown, eventually feeding thousands of individuals and families.
After a brief reprieve, India is now experiencing a devastating second wave of COVID-19. Official daily case rates have exceeded 400,000, and with scarce supplies of testing kits, oxygen and vaccines, the national medical system is at a breaking point.
CEM has been asked by the Indian government to open its hospital to COVID-19 patients. Many of our partner organizations in the U.S. have donated funds for capital equipment, but the need for consumable items such as personal protective equipment, general medical supplies and staff support remains critical.
Please join us in supporting our friends working tirelessly on the front lines of the pandemic in India.