Sense International Emergency COVID-19 Appeal

The second wave of COVID-19 and its resulting lockdowns is severely impacting the children and families Sense International supports worldwide.

Emergency appeal

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Children with deafblindness, many of whom have other complex health needs, are confined to their homes by lockdowns and other restrictions. Their parents are forced to stay with them, often missing their daily wages for fear of infection.

As a result, many families are finding themselves without the funds to afford food, medicines, and hygiene supplies.

In India, Sense International has identified 1,500 families across the country in urgent need of support. This number continues to rise as the second wave impacts our work around the globe.

That’s why we need your help. Please donate now to support people with deafblindness worldwide during this emergency.


How you can help

Donate today to support people across the globe during the pandemic.


How have Sense International supported people across the globe?

During the first wave of the pandemic last year, Sense International India successfully implemented a programme distributing food parcels and hygiene supplies to people with deafblindness and their families.

Six-year-old Seemanthini and her family received support through the programme. Seemanthini was born with deafblindness and lives with her parents and brother.

Her father works as a labourer, but the lockdown meant there were no longer opportunities for him to work, which affected the family’s income and ability to buy enough food.

Sense International India delivered a food and hygiene kit to the family, which provided much needed assistance at a difficult time.

I don’t know how to thank you. This is helpful for my family. You will be blessed for this kindness.

- Seemanthini’s father

You can read more about our work to support people with deafblindness and their families during the pandemic on our COVID-19 response page.

We need your help now to ensure that all of our teams around the globe are able to continue to provide vital services to people with deafblindness, despite the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having.

Thank you so much for your support.