Helping India During the Covid-19 Surge

Op-ed

Picture it. Images of mass cremations. Grief-stricken families. Vaccine shortages. Hospital beds.

India is experiencing the world's worst coronavirus outbreak. The country has had more than 17.6 million cases since last year.

People are struggling to keep themselves and their loved ones safe amid this outbreak. Additionally, an overwhelmed health care system, and medical workers are stretched thin as some hospitals run out of oxygen and supplies.

The country reported under 380,000 new daily cases on April 29, setting another global record and bringing its total case count to 18 million.

The global community is rallying to help India push back against the pandemic, with countries around the world offering aid.

As an American Muslim teen, the spirit of staying connected with the suffering of humanity is especially emphasized during Ramadan. At this time of deep reflection and generosity, our solidarity with the world’s forcibly displaced is needed more than ever.

Therefore, you can help, too. Here's how.

Care India for donations to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) -- like suits and masks -- to frontline health care workers.

UNICEF USA is supporting India's health care workers by providing critically needed supplies.

Project HOPE is working with government officials to deliver medical supplies, including PPE, ventilators and ICU equipment, to areas of greatest need.

Americares is helping provide PPE including gloves, face shields and masks for front line workers.

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Maha is a current high school junior from Virginia. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, catching up on binge-worthy TV shows, and spending time with her friends and family.