Sense International Emergency Covid-19 Appeal

As widely reported in the UK news this week, India is adding over 350,000 new COVID-19 cases every day taking its cumulative count to over 17 million.

India has been one of the world’s worst-hit countries, forcing states to impose restrictions to control the virus.

Almost all major towns are under night curfew with weekend lockdowns. It is expected that the peak of this latest wave will be sometime in May, with the situation remaining absolutely critical until at least the end of June.

Please donate now to support people with deafblindness worldwide during this emergency. 

Three men, a woman and a child holding a bag of food.

Why we need your help

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

Children with deafblindness, many of whom have other complex health needs, are confined to their homes and 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.

Sense International India alone has already identified 1,500 families across India in urgent need of support and we expect this number to rise as the second waves continues to impact 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

  • £25 could pay for a food parcel and hygiene supplies for one family in urgent need
  • £200 could pay for food parcels and hygiene supplies for 8 families in urgent need
  • £1,500 could pay for a food parcel and hygiene supplies for 60 families in urgent need

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

How have Sense International supported people across the globe?

A man collecting a ration kit

During the first wave of the pandemic last year, Sense International India successfully implemented a similar programme and was able to support six-year-old Seemanthini and her family.

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 provided a food and hygiene kit. Seemanthini’s father said: “I don’t know how to thank you. This is helpful for my family. You will be blessed for this kindness.”

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.

Donate today