COVID-19 response for migrants and frontline warriors

The unabated spread of COVID-19 had placed immense strain on organisations and communities dealing with this humanitarian crisis.

Odisha

CARE India has helped vulnerable communities and migrants revive livelihoods, bridge the gap in education for children and help strengthen health systems, in partnership with our corporate donors.

Marginalised communities faced the greatest risk during the COVID-19 pandemic since they struggle to meet their daily needs. A big spike in the cases of domestic violence were reported in and post the lockdown, CARE India raised awareness about gender-based violence and ways to seek help through women friendly spaces at our dry ration distribution centres. Our social media platforms carried updates on various gender-based violence issues. We also shared helpline numbers to support and help victims of gender-based violence.

  • We have been providing customised relief kits to local areas consisting of essentials and staples to provide appropriate nutrition and immediate food relief to those impacted by the pandemic.
  • To safeguard our frontline workers, we helped procure/supply PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including N95 masks, 3 PLY masks, surgical gloves, surgical caps, hand sanitizers, disposable bed sheets, floor disinfectants to hospitals and other frontline workers.

Impact:

  • Since March 2020, CARE India has provided immediate relief assistance to over 4.3 lakh marginalised people by distributing 79,855 dry ration kits and supported hospitals, frontline workers with 18,992 PPE kits, 2,22,107 masks, 50,706 litres sanitizers and 2,000 litres disinfectant
  • We have succeeded in providing immediate relief to more than 9,20,000 marginalised people.
  • We have provided support to communities in adopting appropriate preventive practices, hygiene behaviours and creating linkages to testing and treatment services for COVID-19.

Learnings

As the country learns to live with COVID-19, CARE India is helping vulnerable communities and returning migrants revive livelihoods, bridge the gap in education for children and help strengthen health systems, in partnership with our corporate donors. Imparting knowledge on preventing spread of COVID-19 and busting myths around the same, has become an integral part of our projects and messaging.

During the first wave of COVID-19, CARE India provided immediate relief assistance


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