The second wave in India generated by COVID-19 exacerbates the situation of vulnerability for millions of people. There are nearly 400,000 infected and over 3,500 dead each day. India currently accounts for 40% of the world’s infections. The scenario is extremely worrying and the threat of the situation getting worse is very real.
The country’s hospitals do not have the capacity to care for the millions of infected people. Medicines are not enough, oxygen is a scarce commodity, and there are not enough beds.
Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) and Magis Americas are joining efforts with Jesuit partners on the ground to distribute food, deliver hygiene and protection kits, distribute medical supplies and medicines. Jesuit Refugee Services/USA (JRS) is also providing resources to refugees and displaced persons in India, who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks.
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