May 4, 2021

India COVID Crisis

India COVID Crisis - CLWR joins forces with leading Canadian charities

As the devastation brought on by the second wave of COVID-19 continues to unfold in India, leading Canadian aid agencies – through the Humanitarian Coalition – are launching an appeal to raise funds and rush emergency assistance to people in need.

The number of cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 20 million and the death toll has passed 200,000. The deadly surge in infections is overwhelming health services across the country, leading to a lack of beds, healthcare personnel, and oxygen. The wave of critical illness, coupled with lockdowns and curfews, is having a serious impact on livelihoods and food security across the country.

As a member of the Humanitarian Coalition, Canadian Lutheran World Relief is appealing for funds to provide emergency assistance to people in need in India. 

Humanitarian Coalition members are already actively responding to the crisis by supporting the healthcare system with oxygen, ventilators, field hospitals and PPE, promoting COVID vaccination and safe hygiene practices, and ensuring food security and basic survival for vulnerable families.

Through our local ACT Alliance partners in India, CLWR is prepared to respond immediately with the support of Lutherans in Canada. Donation to this emergency appeal will help provide emergency medical support to those forced to be sick at home, ensure access to vaccines and medical supplies for the most vulnerable, and help support critical advocacy and public awareness efforts to keep as many people safe as possible.

Give today by clicking here or calling 1-800-661-2597.


About the Humanitarian Coalition:
The Humanitarian Coalition brings together 12 leading aid organizations to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to help during large-scale humanitarian emergencies. The following agencies are members of the Humanitarian Coalition: Action Against Hunger, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Doctors of the World, Humanity & Inclusion, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada, Save the Children, World Vision Canada. 

More information at or by calling 1-855-461-2154.