On the 25th of March, the Government of India announced a nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The lockdown, while necessary to fight the virus and curtail the spread, adversely effected the lower-income groups i.e. migrant workers, daily wage earners, and the women and children of the red-light areas. To assist the communities we work with, our teams have been regularly telephonically following up with our beneficiaries. In the recent months, we have resumed our community visits only in essential cases to ensure that we are slowly getting back to our field work while taking all the required precautions.
Our team had also been distributing essential supplies and kits to our beneficiaries. We have been able to reach 38,000+ individuals through essential kits and linkages. We are continuing to do the same thanks to our donors, partners, and supporters. We have been directly supporting the women and children in the red-light areas of Kamathipura, Falkland Road, and Vashi-Turbhe, assisting families of child victims of maltreatment and commercial sexual exploitation, migrant and daily wage earners to survive the lockdown in the Mumbai, Raigad, and Thane districts.
Our team has also been working with various Government officials, departments and NGOs to link relief materials to those living in street like conditions in the Ghansoli and Chembur areas. We are continuing to raise funds for the relief work we are doing.
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