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Interview with Chief Executive Officer/European Regional Coordinator of Stella Maris

Responding to the Covid-19 outbreak in India

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16 July 2021
Over the last few months, India has endured a devastating second wave of Covid-19 infections leaving many hospitals suffering from oxygen shortages and unable to cope. As the world marks Sea Sunday on 11 July the Catholic global seafarers charity Stella Maris is helping more than 1,000 Indian families affected by the pandemic. Through a major grant, the charity has been able to purchase 10 oxygenators, which will help save lives amid the spread of the virus. In addition Stella Maris port chaplains and volunteers are providing 1,100 food parcels for families affected by Covid-19. Speaking to Vatican News, the Chief Executive Officer of Stella Maris UK, Martin Foley, said seafarers have been doing vital work in India. “A large proportion of the world’s seafarers do come from India. There is a strong maritime tradition in India, ...

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