Square Mile’s governing body donated to the Disaster Emergency Committee’s coronavirus appeal, which provides medical supplies, treatment facilities and logistical support in India.
More than 27 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country – just behind the United States – and more than 300,000 people have died from the virus. Hospitals are overwhelmed and people are left without potentially life-saving treatment.
The City Corporation’s donation comes from its International Disaster Fund.
City of London Finance Committee Chairman Jamie Ingham Clark said:
“The city has long had strong ties with India and the situation there is very worrying. It takes a concerted effort to provide much-needed medical facilities to people in urgent need of support due to the pandemic.
“I call on all businesses or organizations in the city or the capital that are in a position to do so, to join us in making a donation to the DEC appeal, to support the vital work it is doing.
“It will make a real difference in the lives of people in India and alleviate the suffering caused by the pandemic to the local population.”
The City Corporation has a long-standing work program in India and opened a representative office in Mumbai 13 years ago. Over 15 Indian financial firms have offices in London and many have branches across the UK.
Donations to the DEC appeal can be made online at https://donation.dec.org.uk/coronavirus-appeal