As the COVID-19 death toll in India tops 200,000, Christian aid organizations are launching relief efforts there.
The Associated Press reported last week that India hit a single-day record of 3,293 deaths from COVID-19, upping total deaths to 201,187 in the world’s second-most populous nation of 1.4 billion people – second only to China. Another record in India was recorded the same day as that report, when 362,757 COVID infections were registered, according to Christianheadlines.com, which also noted that only the United States, Brazil and Mexico surpass India in COVID deaths.
God’s crew to the rescue …
With hospitals at capacity and running out of drugs and oxygen, and while only 10% of Indians have received the first shot of the COVID vaccine – only 1.5% have received the second shot – several Christian aid organizations are responding to the call for help.
Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse – a Christian humanitarian aid organization based in North Carolina – is working with locals to supply food for more than 1,000 needy families…
COVID‘s collateral damage … hope rushing in
Gospel for Asia World says starvation is a greater concern for many in India than COVID-19, as some of the most devastated areas in the nation are relying on local churches to survive.
GFA World UK director John-Paul Dao said his group’s community centers have been converted into community kitchens. He also noted that one church provides 500 meals to locals daily and shared that one Indian man told him he did not eat for eight days while riding his scooter 500 miles to feed his family.
Learn more about through GFA World COVID-19 Updates from the Field, and how to help those in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, giving food and aid to Coronavirus victims.
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