COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe. Governments are devising solutions that can support humanity prevail through this challenging period. Lockdowns and social distancing have been put in place. The Government of India is playing a crucial role through its efforts to spread awareness and by initiating actions to combat COVID-19. It is equally vital for organizations to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.
The situation is grim in India, with more and more cases being reported by the day. The affluent sections of society have isolated themselves in their apartments, after the government’s lockdown. Still, we have conveniently forgotten the backbone of the nation – the daily wage earners and migrant workers. COVID-19 has hit hard their daily income, and the lockdown has impacted their mobility.
As of May 13, Maa Aashawari Devi Trust distributed food packets to feed these workers by raising funds through local contributions. The team and volunteers of Maa Aashawari Devi Trust have also been supplying food in localities where many of these migrant workers are located. Our team conducted a mapping exercise to identify the number of workers in various clusters. So far, we have mapped some 2,000 workers and helped them get connected to nearby community groups to access daily food packs.