Venir en aide à l'Inde
La situation très grave que connaît l’Inde en raison de la pandémie de Covid a généré plusieurs initiatives de solidarité. La CCIG relaie ci-dessous celles qui ont été portées à son attention (en anglais).
International Chamber of Commerce / UNICEF
A message from John W.H. Denton AO, ICC Secretary General:
“ (…) If you are willing to explore how your company or foundation might be able to contribute, I invite you to connect the relevant members of your team with Amaya Gorostiaga of UNICEF’s Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships Division. A full funding appeal from UNICEF is available here. Please feel free to send this to any business leaders in your network who might be in a position to support this campaign. Should your employees feel inclined to contribute directly, smaller donations can be made on this page.
Heart of India Foundation
Heart for India Foundation is a NGO and acts since 2005 in Chennai - India. Heart for India supports 5 governmental schools and a vocational training center for young women. It is currently funding an emergency oxygen programme. Donations can be made through the website.
Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICC)
In the light of the current dramatic situation in India, SICC is assisting the Swiss Embassy in Delhi in coordinating targeted support from Switzerland. To that end, SICC has been asked by both Governments to engage with businesses to find out if there are any supplies or support companies may be able to provide to alleviate the challenging situation in India.
The specific requirement is for:
- Liquid Medical Oxygen along with the cryogenic containers
- Empty, refillable Oxygen cylinders (preferably 10 liter capacity)
- Oxygen concentrators
- In situ oxygen generators plants for hospitals
- Remdesivir, Tocilizumab and equivalent drugs
- Face masks
- Financial support (e.g. in relation to the above).
Companies which can supply any of the above or help in any other way, are kindly requested to contact SICC by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org