With up to 1.3 billion citizens within an area of 3.1 million km, the country of India is soon to become the most populated country in the world. With that many people, proper living conditions in the country have decreased and inequality has increased. More than half of the Indian population lives below the poverty line. Along with this problem are tied many more. The lack of economic stability within the country has affected all branches of society. A lack of proper education, poor access to sanitation and social inequality are all problems that have increased over the past few decades. The U.N., UNICEF, Intermón Oxfam, Humanitarian Aid international and many more nonprofit organizations have taken action by sending humanitarian aid to India.
Christ for India has taken a prominent step forward by working with humanitarian ministers across India. Along with medical ministers, Christ for India has helped build houses for children living in poverty. Medical camps have also been built around villages in the country in order to provide medical care for those in need. By offering sewing, electrical repairs and technological courses, humanitarian aid in India also offers citizens opportunities for a better life.
The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust is an organization that combines humanitarian aid to India with public support in that same country and many more. The organization helps to address issues generally not tackled by bigger humanitarian aid organizations. The success of the organization has lead to an increase of performed surgeries and the creation of more hospitals in India.
Natural disasters are also a big cause of poverty in India. During this year’s summer, up to 41 million citizens were affected by flooding. The U.N.’s humanitarian agencies rapidly took action in order to provide food, clean water, shelter and medical attention to those affected by the floods.
The success of humanitarian aid to India is undeniable. Many issues have been tackled by many organizations, providing better living conditions for citizens in the country. Not only has India received aid but it has also increased the amount of international aid and assistance it provides to other countries.
India, despite its poverty levels, has the fourth largest economy in the world. This has helped the country in regards to humanitarian aid. Thanks to its economy, India has been able to provide help to Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and others, and has been able to stand out in regards to development assistance.
– Paula Gibson