Situation Report: South Asia

The massive COVID-19 surge in India has extended across the country’s borders into neighboring countries Nepal and Sri Lanka. ADRA is responding in all three of these South Asian countries and many more as part of our global response to the pandemic.

Learn more about the situation and how you are helping us reach those being affected.

Fast Facts

  • India alone is still seeing more than 150,000 new COVID-19 cases every day, and close to 330,000 deaths have been reported.
  • Case numbers are lower in Nepal (reporting almost 10,000 new cases per day) and Sri Lanka (reporting around 2,000 cases per day) but both countries’ healthcare systems are not able to keep up with the increased number of patients.
  • One of the most critical needs in all three countries is oxygen. Hospitals are running dangerously low, and transport of the resource is difficult due to lockdown logistics.


Thanks to your support, the first oxygen generation plant (OGP) provided by ADRA has been delivered to METAS Adventist Hospital in Surat!

This OGP is in addition to providing other urgent resources to medical facilities in Hapur, Bangalore, Pune, and Nuzvid, including:

  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) kits
  • Ventilators
  • Monitors
  • Support to local vaccination centers


ADRA has partnered with Scheer Memorial Hospital in Nepal and other medical facilities to expand their capacity to treat COVID-19 patients, as well as providing urgent resources, including:

  • Hospital beds
  • Emergency operation lights
  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Monitors
  • PPE kits

Sri Lanka

ADRA is currently providing support to two major hospitals in the country with plans to expand. Resources to these facilities include the following:

  • Hospital beds
  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Para monitors
  • PPE


COVID-19 is a global pandemic, so ADRA’s response is worldwide to meet the needs of people affected everywhere. Last year alone, we were able to provide urgent help in 96 countries! As the effects of the pandemic evolve, our response is expanding to help support families, communities, and health facilities with the changing needs. This includes medical supplies and emergency food, as well as livelihood support and access to education for children who have been out of the classroom for too long.

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