The entire country is reeling under Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. This has impacted the lives of millions across India. The society has been impacted not just from the health and economic perspective but we are staring down a larger social crisis due to the pandemic and its lockdown. This lockdown has resulted in the loss of livelihood for millions of migrant labour, daily wage labour, construction workers, contract labour, street vendors and rickshaw pullers. These vulnerable groups are the worst hit due to the lack of an income source and are on the verge of dying due to Hunger.
Taking cognisance of this, and as part of its mission to provide food aid to people living in crisis situation, Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI), a Bengaluru based NGO has reached out to these vulnerable worst-hit group in these difficult times. RAHI, over the last six weeks, has distributed over a million meals (cooked food as well as dry ration supplies) to the vulnerable groups across the country.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the lower economic strata of our society rendering them jobless with limited access to food and shelter. Through our network across India, we have reached out to these vulnerable groups of people and providing them packaged meals & dry ration. Till date we have supplied over 1 million meals to these people who have been hit the hardest due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing with our efforts and aim to reach more people across more cities pan India.” said Dola Mohapatra, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger India.
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