India Covid-19 Appeal: How you can help

Find out how you can donate, fundraise and raise awareness to help us provide oxygen, hospital beds, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), food, and cash for essentials to people affected by the COVID-19 crisis in India.


Things you can do right now

Fundraise with us

If you want to fundraise for the India Appeal, we have lots of fundraising tips and resources available to get you started. If you have any questions or need any advice on raising money for the appeal, Oxfam's Community Engagement Team are here to help.

Other ways to give

Facebook fundraisers

JustGiving fundraiser

Text to donate

Text India5 to 70610 to donate £5*

*Texts cost £5 plus standard network rate. By texting you consent to future SMS marketing contact from Oxfam. Text India5NO to 70610 to give £5 and opt-out of future marketing texts. Helpline 0300 200 1300.

Donate by phone

To donate over the phone please call our Supporter Relations team on: 0300 200 1999 and they'll be happy to help.

Donate by post

If you'd like to send donations by post, please send your cheque, made payable to 'Oxfam' with a Paying-in form. Please add a covering letter with your full name, postal address and information, and write INDIA on the top of the donation form. Please send everything to:

Oxfam GB,
Oxfam House,
John Smith Drive,

How your donations can help

  • £35 could help families who have lost income to get emergency food.
  • £60 could make sure frontline health workers stay safe with PPE.
  • £100 could help provide hospitals with oxygen tanks and other essential equipment.

What is Oxfam doing?

  • Helping hospitals get oxygen tanks and other equipment.
  • Supplying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers.
  • Providing food, hygiene kits and handwashing facilities to the poorest and most in need communities.
  • Providing cash transfers so families at risk can buy what they need.

In India, the cases are rising on a daily basis. We are on the ground and trying to provide medical equipment [as well as] the usual kits. The need at ground is way higher than expectation and in order to meet all those needs, we need your support. So please support Oxfam India to fight against Covid-19. Thank you.”

Neha Rani Varma, Programme Officer, Public Health Promotion at Oxfam India

Oxfam India

People stand in white spray painted social distancing circles with kits of food and other essentials

Oxfam India have reached 180 families of marginal farmers and daily wage workers in Jorhat and Morigaon in Assam. We have provided dry ration and safety & hygiene kits.

Why Oxfam?

Oxfam has been working with the poorest communities in India for 70 years. Right now, the team is coordinating with the Indian government to respond to the deadly second wave of Covid-19. But they desperately need help from Oxfam supporters across the world to meet the urgent need.

When disaster strikes, Oxfam India works with partners to provide those affected and the most in need with shelter, clean water and food, access to clean toilets and livelihood support. Oxfam is responding to the current crisis in India with oxygen supplies, hospital beds, PPE and other essential medical equipment.

How we spend donations

For every £1 you donate to this emergency appeal, we will allocate 9p to cover general support and running costs. There is a small chance that we will raise more money than is needed for this appeal. If this happens, we’ll spend any additional funds on other Oxfam projects – wherever the need is greatest.