India is going through a complete lockdown to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and while most of us are safe at home adjusting to this new way of life – many homeless, migrant people, daily wage labourers and their children across our country are struggling for survival. In situations where even basic food is a challenge – children are obviously the most vulnerable.
Terre des hommes is working through on ground partners across the country to reach out to the most marginalized families and their children. Over the last few days we have been distributing food materials and hygiene packs to ensure that families have enough to see them through for the next few weeks.
Following all social distancing and safety norms – under the guidance of project staff – many children’s and youth groups have been promoting awareness and teaching their communities how to keep safe.
Young girls who are trained in stitching have also started sewing masks as per government specifications to provide to communities who cannot afford to buy any.
Project teams have also been working with government officials and the police force to ensure materials and information is distributed efficiently.