UNDP COVID-19 Response in India

Content Manager • 15 June 2021

   India is experiencing an unprecedented second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with a devastating impact on health, lives and livelihoods.

  • Global record of 414,000 infections in India on May 6, 2021.

  • Global high death toll of more than 5,000 deaths in a single day on May 19, 2021. 

  • Around 23 crore people have slipped below the poverty line, constituting a 15 to 20% increase in poverty due to COVID- 19. 

      UNDP is working with the Government of India, the international community, private sector and civil society to address the immediate needs, strengthen institutional capacities for the health sector response, while providing social protection and livelihood support to vulnerable communities. 


How can you contribute? 

        Individuals, businesses and organizations can play a vital role in our response and recovery efforts to mitigate the impact of the crisis across communities.


For individuals: 

       Every small contribution matters to help India build forward better. Act now to make an impact. 

Donate here


For organizations: 

       UNDP welcomes support from corporates, industry, philanthropic organizations, foundations and other partners during this critical phase.

This could include: 

  • Financial contributions. 
  • In-kind donations of priority materials and services.
  • Joint advocacy and campaigns.


For more information, please see the document attached below. 


The content was originally posted on in.undp.org

Photo credit: UNDP India


The views expressed in the blog and document attached are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the SDG Philanthropy Platform. The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development planning. It is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WINGS, and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Oak Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and many others.