India is one of the poorest countries in the world, accounting for up to 90 million people living below the poverty line out of a total population of around 1.4 billion.
The country also regularly bears the brunt of disasters both natural and human-made, and over the years, providing emergency relief in such situations has been a top priority for Muslim Aid Australia.
The COVID-19 crisis was no different, and with India experience devastating infection rates at the height of the pandemic, MAA was on the ground once more, immediately launching an emergency appeal and providing essential medical aid to those most in need.
Despite the slow-down in case rates to some 50,000/day, down from a peak of around a staggering 400,000/day, experts are predicting a third wave that could once again place a strain on the medical system.
With Australian ongoing support, MAA can ensure that the community is better prepared and supported in dealing with a further outbreak in India.
Support MAA emergency appeal, and to provide essential aid to those who need it most in India.
For all enquiries or donations online visit: www.maainternational.org.au, or call: 1800 100 786, or visit MAA offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth.