How you can support COVID-19 relief efforts in India

May 18, 2021

While cases of COVID-19 are beginning to drop in B.C., this is not the case around the world. There are many members of the SFU community currently in India and other countries that are still severely impacted by the pandemic, and many members of our community who have personal connections to these countries. 

If you are personally affected by the COVID-19 situation in India or elsewhere in the world, please take care during this difficult time and reach out for support if you need it.

If you are looking for a way to help bolster COVID-19 relief efforts in India, here are some organizations to consider supporting.

  • CARE India is raising funds to provide PPE and medical equipment to Indian hospitals, and are also setting up temporary care centres for the overflow from overwhelmed hospitals
  • The Canadian Red Cross is asking for donations that will go directly to the Indian Red Cross to help affected people and their families
  • UNICEF is raising funds to provide equipment to Indian hospitals for critical oxygen therapy and diagnostic testing
  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is currently supporting identification and management of COVID cases, as well as activities to prevent further spread of the virus, in Mumbai

Resources against anti-Asian racism

Over the pandemic, there has been an increase in anti-Asian racism in Canada and around the world where members of racialized groups are stigmatized as the cause of infections.

In light of this, SFU's Resources and Calls to Action Against Anti-Asian Racism page has been updated to include new toolkits from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and the Human Resources Student Association of BC that provide support and awareness resources for calling out anti-Asian racism in our classrooms and communities.

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