India’s medium-term growth outlook is positive due to a young population and corresponding low dependency ratio, healthy savings and investment rates, and increasing integration into the global economy. India has many long-term challenges that it has not yet fully addressed, including widespread poverty, inadequate physical and social infrastructure, limited non-agricultural employment opportunities, scarce access to quality basic and higher education, and accommodating rural-to-urban migration.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
All over the world, countries have faced the global impact of COVID-19. But right now, the scale of loss in India from this pandemic is heartbreaking and unfathomable.
Over 370,000 daily new cases of COVID-19 were reported on April 28, 2021. It is likely that there are large numbers of unreported cases. The daily death rate is now over 3,000. Every 5 minutes, someone in India dies from COVID-19. With the alarming rate of infections, there is growing concern that COVID-19 in India will spill over into neighboring countries such as Bangladesh.
Our International Disaster Response team and our Ministry Team in Asia are working alongside local partners to provide much-needed hygiene kits to 15 vulnerable communities in rural northeastern India, as well as financial assistance to families to help meet their immediate needs. While meeting the needs of these households, World Renew will also be supporting a local healthcare facility serving a community of 5,000.
World Renew’s ability to scale up and meet this crisis is directly linked to the generosity of donors like you. Please help us bring the love of God directly to those who feel trapped and afraid during this health crisis. Your gift will save lives.