The country has faced an unprecedented disaster in form of COVID-19 (corona virus) threat for the society and economy of the country. As the social distancing is the only solution to contain the spread of COVID-19, our govt initially on 22nd March 2020, announced 21 days lock down which is further extended till 3rd May.
In view of the ongoing second phase of 19 days country wide lockdown due to corona virus outbreak which can extend further for any uncertain period, survival for marginalized & vulnerable people is going to be a challenge. Families who are daily wage workers and depending on daily earning for food & other essential items are losing their livelihoods during the lockdown, worried about getting essential food items.
It is getting exceedingly difficult for them to survive. Even as the government is stepping up in several ways, including providing income support, to help low-income families in the coming months, families living on the margins will require additional support to tide over these difficult times.
Being a social development agency, our team has done a rapid assessment of requirements in our project locations with local administration and our response teams on the ground.