Supporting homeless migrant workers with food and blankets
We have distributed 4090 Grocery bags in four countries to those who are hungry, and given 280 food packets to homeless people.
Here in India, 2 months back saw an exodus . Men women children, hungry and thirsty and tired and exhausted, are on long marches on foot, trying to reach their native villages. Most are laborers or other daily wagers who have lost their jobs. Chaotic scenes everywhere. Every Infant Matters provides food and grocery kits.
“We will die of starvation, not COVID-19” say homeless and jobless migrants in New Delhi.”
Hundreds of thousands of men women and children went hungry and thirsty in the exodus of migrant laborers from Delhi to nearby states. They lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 scare. they are daily wagers, construction workers, errand boys, tea stall workers and so on, a huge army of informal workers whose lives and jobs and wages are totally disorganized. We are providing groceries for several families for a whole month for each family. each relief pack has 20 kg of flour, 20 kg rice, lentils, oil, salt and spices.
Thousands have lost jobs in this pandemic. There is no food, no water no accommodation, no transport.
“I need funds urgently to provide these people with food and water, ” says Dr Radhika Batra.
Deworming tablets Albendazole, Vitamin A and prenatal vitamins given in a medical camp for 350 migrant workers conducted by an NGO ‘Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum’ in New Delhi.
Men women children, hungry and thirsty and tired and exhausted, are on long marches on foot, trying to reach their native villages. Most are laborers or other daily wagers who have lost their jobs. Chaotic