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Our response to Cyclone Amphan

Our response to Cyclone Amphan

On 16 May 2020 India and Bangladesh faced a crisis within a crisis.  A super cyclone formed in the Bay of Bengal, first of its kind after 1999. It was named Amphan (pronounced Um-Pan), a name given by Thailand which is a member of World Meteorological...
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SMALL FARMERS AND DAILY WAGE EARNERS

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SMALL FARMERS AND DAILY WAGE EARNERS

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to grave implications on the small farmers and daily wage earners. The first two phase lockdown of a nation of 1.3 billion people has impacted extremely severe on the lives as well as the livelihood of the people in our operational...
Virtual Training For COVID Warriors

Virtual Training For COVID Warriors

Highlight: The outbreak of COVID-19 has not only caused a health and humanitarian crisis but has also sent the world into an economic shock. The pandemic has left communities across the country reeling, and young people including our staff, volunteers, partners, and...
IGSSS at 60 is a Frontline Responder

IGSSS at 60 is a Frontline Responder

COVID-19 Relief Response It has been more than two months since COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic. Other than the virus affecting people’s health, the much required nationwide lockdown has added on to the crisis, exposing the marginalised communities to hunger,...
COVID-19 and Rural India

COVID-19 and Rural India

The Present Situation As we Indians struggle with the new phenomenon of complete ‘lockdown’ to contain COVID-19, the number of confirmed cases (as I write this blog) in India, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has risen to 694. This data will...
Perspective: Covid 19 Crisis and its Impact on the Urban Poor

Perspective: Covid 19 Crisis and its Impact on the Urban Poor

As the country goes into a complete lockdown, the severely impacted are the urban poor especially Informal-Sector workers and the Homeless. They are in dire situations as they are not able to work during this time and have nowhere else to go. The informal workers in...
Ambassador for Gender Equity

Ambassador for Gender Equity

Shikha, a 22 years old bright young woman from Indira Colony, New Delhi is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Delhi University. Her dream is to become a TV news anchor. Since childhood, Shikha knew she wants to complete higher studies that most girls in her community...
Woman Farmer Demonstrating Sustainable Farming Practice

Woman Farmer Demonstrating Sustainable Farming Practice

Jayanti Bhoi, a woman farmer from Kansil village, Odisha has been an inspiration to other farmers in her village. She has taken a lead into adopting environment-friendly agricultural practices when other farmers were skeptical about the same. Drawing an example from...

Leave No One Behind: Transgender Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is one of the core thematic competency of Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS). IGSSS strives for “Building Back Better” through humanitarian response, and building resilience of the communities in the most risk-prone regions....
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