Australian Red Cross has warmly welcomed the Queensland Government’s $2 million donation to support its efforts in battling the surge in COVID-19 in India.
Red Cross Queensland Acting Director Collin Sivalingum said the funds will go towards the Red Cross Red Crescent’s global appeal for Indian Red Cross’ work to address the worsening coronavirus crisis.
“In India, more than 46,000 Red Cross staff and volunteers are responding to the pandemic,” Sivalingum said in a media statement.
“They’re doing an outstanding job, providing oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators and COVID prevention kits to health centres,” he said.
People wanting to help can donate to Australian Red Cross Global COVID Appeal which is raising funds to support people worst hit by the worsening pandemic crisis in our region, including India.
“The funds provide support for our local partners across Asia Pacific and beyond to scale up their emergency activities in response to COVID-19 surges and sustain their essential services such as health, water, sanitation and hygiene services to people and communities into the long term. It also allows us to continue our vital services for people in high-risk groups in Australia,” Sivalingum said.