We are responding!
Just when everybody thought that things are returning to normal, the unprecedented health pandemic caused by the second wave of COVID-19 caused havoc and unsettled everything. Migrants labourers returning to their villages, long lines in hospital queues, closed markets, empty public places and people crying for their lost loved ones are some of the dominant visuals which we all witnessed during this devastating second wave. In rural areas, farmers were left stranded to sell their produce and the returned migrant labourers were struggling to find any livelihood opportunities. In urban cities, it is the daily wage labourers, domestic workers and other vulnerable communities who have been the most affected.
IGSSS, through its various COVID relief initiatives, has plans to reach out to 400,000 most vulnerable people in rural and urban areas across the country. The communities that we work with like small farmers, tribal, daily wage labourers, construction workers, homeless people, single women urgently need our support and solidarity. Their livelihood has been disrupted due to lockdown and their survival is threatened. The magnitude of the impact is so severe that we need the support of donor agencies, Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) and individuals to reach out to as many people as possible with relief and long-term rehabilitation programme.
Know more about our response to the second COVID wave.