Priyanka Chopra sets up fundraiser for India

Priyanka Chopra, in her bit in the fight against the deadly second wave of COVID-19, has set up a fundraiser for India, her “home.” The actress, who is currently in London due to work commitments, has been trying to highlight the grim situation of India due to the coronavirus surge on international platforms. Priyanka, shared a video of herself urging people to donate as much as they can to help. The actress and her husband, singer Nick Jonas, have set up the fundraiser in collaboration with GiveIndia, an online donation platform. 

Chopra in her video, talked about the Oxygen crisis, hospital beds shortage and a reported deficit of COVID-19 vaccines and medicines in India and stated why the global community needs to care about what’s currently happening in the country, her native land.

“Why do we need to care? Why is it so urgent right now? I’m sitting in London and I’m hearing from my friends and family in India about how hospitals are at capacity, there are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less, crematoriums having mass cremations because the volume of deaths is so much,” the actress can be heard saying in the clip.

“India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care. And I’ll tell you why we need to care: Because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe. And I understand a lot of people must be angry thinking about why we are in this place in the first place? Why is this happening? Well, we’ll address that. We’ll address that after we stop the urgency,” she added.

 

In her caption, Priyanka shared that she and Nick Jonas have already donated for the cause and will continue to donate more. 

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