Cases of deadly COVID-19 are devastating vulnerable communities across the globe.
More than 180 million COVID-19 infections have been confirmed since the start of the pandemic. Almost 4 million people have lost their lives . These devastating numbers are understood to be just a fraction of the real scale of this pandemic. Medical centres and vulnerable communities desperately need your support. You can help to send life-saving supplies to where they’re needed most. Please, donate now.
Highly transmissible variants of COVID-19 are surging around the world.
The Delta variant, which has devastated India and brought its health care system to breaking point, has now swept across more than 80 countries. Patients are becoming sicker. Their conditions are deteriorating more quickly.
Health care systems are on the brink of collapse. They urgently need oxygen and medical equipment to treat critically ill patients, and protective wear to prevent the spread of new infections.
Grim milestones are being recorded across the globe:
- Indonesia: Cases are skyrocketing, straining the health care system. Daily burials in Jakarta alone have increased 10 fold since May. Dozens of patients have died due to a shortage of oxygen in a hospital in Java.
- Brazil: Deaths have surpassed 500,000. Every minute, a family says goodbye to a loved one.
- Nepal: Has recorded a 25 per cent surge in infections among children and adolescents. The country’s west has recorded positive test rates above 80 per cent. The world’s highest.
UNICEF is on the ground in every one of these countries and we are racing to get supplies to the communities most in need, but we need your help. Please, donate now to send emergency supplies to help in the fight against COVID-19.
A patient receives treatment in a banquet hall, temporarily converted into a COVID-19 emergency ward in India. © UNICEF/UN0456990/Singh
Help send life-saving supplies to keep patients alive
In many countries, oxygen is in short supply. In India, families have been lining to fill empty oxygen cylinders, desperate to help their loved ones breathe. By making a donation today, you can help to send life-saving oxygen supplies to health centres and establish Oxygen Generation Plants to support hospitals most in need.
Every day, health care workers are putting their lives at risk to care for desperately unwell patients. But in many countries, personal protective wear is still in short supply and
health workers are yet to receive a single dose of a vaccine to protect them from COVID-19.
UNICEF’s longstanding expertise in the delivery of emergency supplies and vaccines makes us uniquely positioned to provide life-saving support – from big cities to the most remote, hardest to reach parts of the world.
We’re helping to protect frontline workers, so they can continue to provide essential care for children and families.
By making a tax-deductible donation
, you can help UNICEF deliver essential supplies, like life-saving oxygen, protective wear, sanitation kits and vaccines.
Health care crisis for children as COVID-19 surges in vulnerable communities
Marsinah receives an injection of the COVID-19 vaccine in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. © UNICEF/UN0468447/Ifansasti
Health care system under pressure in Indonesia as COVID-19 cases surge
An escalating crisis is unfolding in Indonesia as COVID-19 cases soar. Medical oxygen supplies are low, and have plunged to critical levels in some regions. In early July, oxygen in a hospital in the main island of Java ran out. It is reported that 33 patients died.
Tragically, infection rates in children have surged to 16 per cent in Jakarta. Across the country, children make up 1.2 per cent of reported deaths – one of the highest rates in the world. More than 600 children have died.
But you can help. By making a donation today, you can help to send supplies like oxygen and vaccines to communities around the world in desperate need.
UNICEF is working at the border between Nepal and India to help provide COVID-19 testing, drinking water and hygiene and sanitation facilities for families, to help stop the spread of deadly infections. © UNICEF/UN0458773/Nepal
COVID-19 impacting children in South Asia
Infections have skyrocketed in South Asia. During the first wave of the pandemic, an estimated 228,000 children and 11,000 mothers across the region died due to severe disruptions to essential health services.
With the current surge four times the size of the first, and medical centres overwhelmed, the consequences of this wave of the pandemic are expected to be devastating for children and families.
Your donation can help to stop the spread of COVID-19 by sending life-saving supplies, like oxygen, vaccines and protective wear to communities in desperate need.
Workers sort oxygen cylinders that are being used for COVID-19 patients. UNICEF is supporting procurement and distribution of oxygen supplies including cylinders, concentrators and generation plants to help communities in need. © UNICEF/UN0455355/Nanu/AFP
How will my donation help in the fight against COVID-19?
UNICEF’s teams are on the ground around the world, racing to reach health workers and families desperately in need.
- With $95 you can help to keep an oxygen generation plant running, providing critical patients with life-saving oxygen treatment.
- With $160 you could help provide 2 water and hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, soap, buckets and water purification tablets
- With $250 you can help to deliver enough vaccines to protect 50 health care workers from COVID-19.
We need your help to scale up our response
to ensure we can send desperately needed supplies to communities suffering from COVID-19. No matter where they are.
Because we’re in this together.
Your generous donation can save lives
Your donation will go directly towards funding UNICEF's work in procuring and delivering COVID-19 vaccines and supplies, including oxygen supplies, testing equipment and PPE, to the countries who need it most around the world. The prices indicated are indicative prices. Product prices may change as the response progresses. If you choose to offer ongoing support with a monthly donation, or in the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your gift will go to supporting children in need, wherever the need is greatest.