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CINI Australia, Child In Need India

Covid-19 Crisis Fundraiser 2020

$15,607 raised of $25,000 goal
$15,607 raised of $25,000 goal

Thank you for supporting CINI Australia's Fundraiser with the goal of $25,000 and beyond.

We are keeping this appeal open as the COVID infection numbers in India continue to rise and Cyclone Amphan has added unimaginable difficulty for many families. Funds will support CINI’s emergency response to the COVID crisis, assist families with  funds to make their home habitable and maintain our important community development and HIV programs.

India’s COVID lockdown has been difficult for families who already struggle to survive. They had very little warning to prepare. CINI rapidly responded and  identified food insecurity as the most urgent need. CINI’s courageous staff have raised a rapid response to Covid. They provided essential food packages and soaps to families in the slums, the brick kilns and tea gardens.  As infections increase we will provde families with hygiene, mask and soap kits. Volunteers receive hygiene kits to keep them safe as they deliver both supplies and education. CINI is highly trusted by local communities and services and so they are able reach many of those in need with their emergency response. 

On 20th may, Cyclone Amphan struck the southern part of West Bengal, having a devastating impact on Kolkata and 24 South and North Parganas. previous ration gathered to help through Covid were washed away along with belongings and family documents and animals. Farming land, roads and roofs were destroyed. This is the area of CINI Australia's Sponsor A Mother and Her Baby families where field workers focus on pregnant mothers and very young children to make sure they get a healthy start to life.

The emergency food packages cost about $20 per famility and the assistance to repair a family home is estimated to be about $450.

You can read more detail about what we are doing in the CINI Australia July 2020 Newsletter

"Visions of CINI" (Dr S. Jana WA IndianDoc) shows you the importance of CINI's Childrens' Sheters in Kolkata and Siliguri. They were deemed essential services by the Government and remain open during the lockdown to provide safety for vulnerable children. Unfortunately both the girls and boys shelter were damaged by the cyclone.

The Foreign Correspondant episode, "The Biggest Lockdown" on 19th May shows the impact of COVID and India's lockdown for the poorest communitities.

Thank you for your generosity and support ... without you our programs would not be possible


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