Huma Qureshi, who will soon be seen in Army of the Dead directed by Zack Snyder, has partnered with Save the Children, with a 100-year legacy of responding to children in crisis. This time geared up to help Delhi fight the pandemic by raising funds for a 100-bed hospital to reduce the burden on the national capital’s health
Huma, a native of New Delhi, has been working on this initiative with Save the Children for an all-encompassing solution that will provide much needed hope amid the death and despair caused by COVID-19.
The emergency medical facility equipped with skilled
health professionals, medical equipment (including its own oxygen plant) will provide crucial, equitable and life-saving care and treatment to Delhi’s most disadvantaged children and communities, Many of Huma’s friends from the film fraternity have come out in support including Sonakshi Sinha, Mudassar Aziz, Jay Shewakramani, Arjun Kapoor, Monisha Advani, Rohit Dhawan, Hansal Mehta, Ramesh Taurani, Dia Mirza, Anisha Padukone, Shweta Nanda, and
Speaking about the initiative Huma Qureshi said, “I was pained and horrified by what was happening around me. It was despairing to see New Delhi, also my home, crumbling under the second wave, with mounting cases, rising death tolls and an overburdened health system. I had to do something to help.
Save the Children were already in touch with the authorities and it all fell into place. This is just a start.
We are starting with Delhi, but I plan to keep this drive going taking it to other cities. And we will need many more us coming together to win the battle against the deadly virus.”
`Save the Children, with their experience in responding to humanitarian crisis, have provided critical care and services to the most disadvantaged children and their families since the pandemic hit in 2020 reaching 5.57L children.
In their response to second covid wave, Save the Children, has launched a mission to #ProtectAMillion and their commitment to reach an additional 1 million (10 Lakh) children and their families in 57 districts across 14 states and 2 UTs. The collaboration with Huma will help Save the Children get closer to their mission to protect a million.