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Indian hospitals are crowded with COVID-19 patients. Donate to help India acquire the medical supplies they need to combat COVID-19.

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contribute to the fund to get 50 units of Oxygen Generation Plants (OGP) that UNICEF is currently looking to provide. 1 OGP can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years.

contribute to the fund to get 50 units of Oxygen Generation Plants (OGP) that UNICEF is currently looking to provide. 1 OGP can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years.

contribute to the fund to get 50 units of Oxygen Generation Plants (OGP) that UNICEF is currently looking to provide. 1 OGP can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years.

Help UNICEF acquire OGP (Oxygen Generation Plants) for Indian Hospitals to help combat severe cases of COVID-19.

contribute to the fund to get 50 units of Oxygen Generation Plants (OGP) that UNICEF is currently looking to provide. 1 OGP can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years.

Can help buy one of the 50 units of oxygen generation plants that UNICEF is currently looking to provide.

Contribute to the fund to get 50 units of Oxygen Generation Plants (OGP) that UNICEF is currently looking to provide. 1 OGP can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years. Sustainable funding is crucial to help India now. EVERY RINGGIT COUNTS.

Sustainable funding is crucial to help India now. EVERY RINGGIT COUNTS.
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It takes 10 donors giving RM320 each to get 1 Oxygen Concentrator.

It takes 10 donors giving RM320 each to get 1 Oxygen Concentrator.

It takes 1,430 donors giving RM500 each to get 1 Oxygen Generation Plants (OGP), which can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years. UNICEF is looking to provide 50 units of OGP to India.

Indian nationals like her are in need of oxygen generation plants to help them breathe. Donate now to help UNICEF provide the medical technology they need to combat COVID-19.

It takes 105 donors giving RM800 each to get a PCR testing machine enabling critical COVID-19 diagnosis tests.

It takes 105 donors giving RM800 each to get a PCR testing machine enabling critical COVID-19 diagnosis tests.

Contribute to the fund to get 50 units of Oxygen Generation Plants (OGP) that UNICEF is currently looking to provide. 1 OGP can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years. Sustainable funding is crucial to help India now. EVERY RINGGIT COUNTS.

Help India now!
Donate now
Alternatively, you can

submit this form by mail/fax, download this form and send it to the address/fax number below. Please make all cheques payable to “UNICEF”.

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Hospitals in India are overworked with limited staff, space, and supplies. Donate to help India expand their efforts to combat the devastating 2nd wave of COVID-19.

Help provide critical supplies that save lives in India

A devastating second wave of COVID-19 cases is battering India, leaving families and communities in desperate need of assistance. UNICEF is on the ground, working with partners to deliver urgently needed medical equipment, PPE, hygiene supplies and critical care to those in need. Your generous donation will help fight the pandemic.

UNICEF in India has been working tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to help tackle the impact of the virus and the measures taken to manage it. UNICEF is implementing programmes to help children and families cope in addition to supporting the national vaccine rollout, oxygen availability in-country and strengthening screening at airports.

1 Oxygen Concentrator costs RM3,200. 1 Oxygen Generation Plant (OGP) costs RM714,720, which can service a 500-bed hospital for 20 years. UNICEF is looking to provide 50 units of OGP to India. 1 PCR testing machine costs RM84,358, which can help to speed up identification and treatment of COVID-19 infections for up to 10 years.

UNICEF is requesting RM221.15 Million (US$53.9M) to assist 78 million people, including 44 million children, in India.

*Donations of RM50 and above are tax exempt under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

You can help UNICEF rush critical lifesaving supplies and services to protect families and communities in India. Please donate today.

You could help India now

UNICEF is racing against time to save lives in deadly second wave of COVID-19 infections in India. Your emergency donation will:

  • Increase access to life-saving oxygen by procuring and installing Oxygen Generation Plants (OGPs) in hospitals to treat severe and critical COVID-19 cases.
  • Provide rapid, accurate testing machines in some of the most affected districts.
  • Support communities and essential workers to weather this storm and prevent further disruption to outreach programs and services for children.
  • Support the ongoing distribution of COVID-19 vaccines through the UNICEF-supported COVAX initiative.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the latest COVID-19 situation in India now?

India is facing the second wave of COVID-19 infections which is almost four times the size of the first wave. Hospitals and health centers across India are struggling to cope with an overwhelming number of new cases. The new COVID-19 cases now exceeding 350,000 daily and still rising, while the death tolls surpassing the 200,000 mark. There are not enough oxygen cylinders for all the hospitals and patients, and test kits are running out.

How does the second wave of COVID-19 infections affect the children in India?

This second wave is particularly devastating as more children and young people are falling ill. A recently released UNICEF-led report fears that India will suffer the highest number of deaths amongst children under five because of disruptions to essential public health services.

Why is UNICEF running another COVID-19 fundraising appeal which is now focused on India?

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit India particularly hard. The number of COVID-19 infections in India is among the highest globally, and the country is also experiencing serious socio-economic impacts from the pandemic. Before the 2nd wave, UNICEF were already appealing  more than RM205 million (US$50 million) to assist 78 million people, including 44 million children, in India to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As India is battling through the second wave of COVID-19 infections, UNICEF is racing to deliver more testing equipment, supplies and oxygen products and provide other life-saving COVID-19 services. UNICEF is now seeking an additional RM 86 million (US$21 million) for the urgent delivery of testing equipment, supplies and oxygen products in India, as well as more than RM205 million (US$50 million) for lifesaving COVID-19 interventions across sectors.

Are UNICEF teams on the ground to help India in its battle with a deadly wave of COVID-19?

Yes, UNICEF teams are on the ground. Here are UNICEF’s key responses in India:

-    delivering Oxygen therapy to hospitals to treat severe COVID-19 patients.
-    sent critical lifesaving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits, etc.
-    deployed senior level experts in worst hit states such as Maharashtra, to provide support to state and local authorities for short-term COVID-response planning and monitoring. 
-    assisting the Government of India in ensuring critical services for the most vulnerable children continue functioning.

What’s the urgent needs in India?

India urgently needs Oxygen Generation Plants (OGPs) to treat critically ill patients. Oxygen is crucial in the treatment of moderate and critical COVID-19 cases. One unit of OGP can cater to the needs of 15-20 patients per day.
UNICEF is supporting the procurement and installation of 25 oxygen plants for hospitals in the Northeast and in Maharashtra, and the installation of more than 70 thermal scanners at various ports of entry countrywide. But, we need your support to reach as many people as possible.

How will UNICEF use my donation for this India COVID-19 emergency?

Your immediate and lifesaving donation will help UNICEF to: 
•    Increase access to lifesaving oxygen by procuring and installing Oxygen Generation Plants (OGPs) in hospitals to treat severe and critical COVID-19 cases.
•    Provide rapid and accurate testing machines in some of the most affected districts. 
•    Support communities and essential workers to weather this storm and prevent further disruption to outreach programs and services for children.
•    Support the ongoing distribution of COVID-19 vaccines through the UNICEF-supported COVAX initiative.

When I donate to UNICEF, is it tax deductible in Malaysia?

Yes, when you donate to UNICEF, you get to enjoy tax exemption benefits from the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN) for donations of RM50 and above, as according to section 44(6) of the Income tax Act 1967, Malaysia.

How can I donate to UNICEF Malaysia on a monthly basis?

There are 3 methods that you can choose from to donate: Through credit card, debit card or via auto-debit from a Maybank (MBB) account. 
(Note: Donation method via cheque is ONLY accepted when the donors prefer NOT to donate through their credit cards or MBB bank account)

When I donate to UNICEF Malaysia, how does it get deducted monthly?

After you make your initial UNICEF donation, future donations will be automatically charged to your credit card or deducted monthly from your bank account. For example, if you choose to donate monthly an amount of RM100 today, your next donation of RM100 will be automatically charged to your account in exactly one month to the day, and each subsequent month thereafter. 

Why does the programme have monthly donation schemes?

A monthly UNICEF donation provides steady and cost-effective source of income. As our country programmes are long-term and permanent, each month you donate allows us to focus on teaching, encouraging and mentoring local communities to build local capacity and help their own children. It also allows us to focus on strategic long-term goals in order to provide permanent solutions to ongoing worldwide difficulties for children. 
Because monthly donations to UNICEF Malaysia are processed automatically, this helps to reduce our administrative costs - which allows us to spend more on programmes for children.

Can I make a one-time donation to UNICEF Malaysia?

Yes, you can donate one-time and any amount is greatly appreciated. However, we encourage a monthly donation as it enables us to plan effectively in our upcoming work for children; knowing that we have the funds in hand to invest in long-term solutions and making a positive impact for children.

What happens to the UNICEF donations raised?

As stewards for the world's most vulnerable children, we believe it is our responsibility to use every Ringgit received from our donors wisely. Your UNICEF donation goes directly towards the mission of our organization, including programme services and engaging the public. For more information, kindly refer to UNICEF Malaysia Annual Report 2019.

How is UNICEF Malaysia funded and how much of UNICEF’s donations goes to children?

Although part of the United Nations (UN) system, UNICEF does not receive any funding from the UN. All the funding UNICEF receives is provided by voluntary contributions from governments, private individuals and businesses from around the world, as well as foundations and the general public.

For every 1 Ringgit you donate to UNICEF, about 80 sen goes to helping save and transform children’s lives. We spend about 20 sen on policy, management, administration and reinvestment.

Your contribution helps support the provision of essential medicines, vaccines, educational, health and emergency supplies to help children in Malaysia and globally survive and thrive to adulthood. UNICEF also uses its global influence to advocate for the long-term needs of children and women around the world.

How many years am I pledging to donate for?

When you donate to UNICEF Malaysia, you are in total control of your own giving. You can change your gift at any time. UNICEF Malaysia would like to encourage you to give for as long as possible, as this way you can make more of a difference to the lives of children.

What do I get in return when I donate?

You will receive regular updates on how your UNICEF donation is being spent to help the children of Malaysia and around the world. You can join donor-exclusive events and activities organized by UNICEF Malaysia.

If you are a monthly donor, you are also eligible for tax exemption for your donation to UNICEF, which is expected to be received in the first quarter of every year.

If you are a one-time donor, you will receive a donation receipt from UNICEF for every donation you make. For every donation of RM50 and above, it is also tax exempt under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

Will my credit card and bank account information remain confidential?

UNICEF Malaysia adheres to a strict policy regarding donor privacy. Your personal information will be dealt with the utmost confidentiality within the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). You can contact the Donor Services team on 1300 300 010 (9.00am - 5.30pm) or email donorcare@unicef.my for more information.

How do I make changes to my monthly UNICEF donation?

Every Ringgit is crucial to carry out the important work we do for children and we hope to get your vital support. However, should you ever need to stop your UNICEF donation, all you have to do is contact us through the contact details provided below. Please allow a maximum of 30 days for the termination of auto debit, debit card or credit card arrangements to take effect. Our contact details can be found below:

UNICEF Malaysia  
United Nations Children’s Fund, 
Menara PJH, Level 10, No. 2, 
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2, 
62100, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 

Donor Services Hotline: 1300 300 010 
Fax: +603 2093 0582 
Email: donorcare@unicef.my
Contact: Donor Services Team 
Office hours: Monday - Friday; 9.00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Are there other ways to sign up and donate to UNICEF’s monthly donation programme?

Yes, you can download the form from the donation page and submit it to us via mail/fax or to the address below. Please make all cheques payable to UNICEF. You can also sign up as a UNICEF monthly donor via our Face-to-Face Fundraising Programme.

Our contact details can be found below:

UNICEF Malaysia
United Nations Children’s Fund,
Menara PJH, Level 10, No. 2,
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2,
62100, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Donor Services Hotline: 1300 300 010
Fax: +603 2093 0582
Email: donorcare@unicef.my
Contact: Donor Services Team
Office hours: Monday - Friday; 9.00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

How do I change my address and bank details?

Please let us know as soon as you move, or if your bank details change for any reason. When doing this, we advise you not to email any bank details as we cannot guarantee security. Please call UNICEF Malaysia’s Donor Hotline at 1300 300 010 – they will be happy to amend your donations details.

What are other ways that I can donate to UNICEF?

There are number of ways you can donate to UNICEF. One of them is to inspire your social circle to contribute to the future of children. Get your family members, relatives, friends, colleagues, hobby interest groups involved and donate to UNICEF via SimplyGiving. Check out the fundraising guide here.

Besides, you can donate via a Tribute Gift to honour yourself or someone special by celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, wedding anniversaries, job promotions, retirement, newborn babies and so much more.

Furthermore, you can also choose to leave a gift in your will to support UNICEF's work on building a better world for children. Your legacy giving can help transform the lives of many children today and tomorrow.

What is the importance of my donation to UNICEF?

By making a donation to UNICEF, you really are making a difference to children's lives. 

With your donation, you are working together with UNICEF for the survival, protection and development of children in Malaysia and more than 190 countries all around the world. As an established international organization, UNICEF has good systems and are able to fully utilise your donation to really help a child in need, not only in Malaysia but other countries around the world where it is harder to reach.  We ensure more of the world's children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. 

We get things done. And we're not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

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United Nations Children’s Fund Menara PJH, Level 10, No. 2,

Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Precinct 2, 62100, Putrajaya, Malaysia