Every day throws across a set of challenges for Children, who struggle for food and survival.
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These are tough times for everyone, but children connected to streets, in slums, children of daily wagers and impoverished families are the worst affected. They are already living in poverty and are struggling for food, basic supplies and hygiene kits.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN REACHED LAST YEAR THROUGH COVID RELIEF RESPONSE.
Last year, Save the Children mounted its biggest humanitarian response to reach the most vulnerable communities and children impacted by the first wave of the pandemic. We reached 13.64 lakh people out of which 5.57 lakh were children. Our geographical footprint spanned 49 districts in 13 states and 2 Union Territories.
SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19 ENGULFS INDIA: SAVE THE CHILDREN’S HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE.
The devastating second wave of COVID-19 has engulfed the country, and it poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of children. With India reporting more than 310,000 new cases every day, there’s a complete breakdown of the health system across various states – lack of basic health facilities and personnel’s, lack of oxygen, lack of ICU beds, brittle supply chains – the situation is heart wrenching! In light of the current situation, Save the Children India is redoubling its efforts to provide survival essentials in the short and medium term, driven by the needs of the marginalized children and their families.
Ever since the battle against Coronavirus began in 2020, Save the Children India has been at the forefront despite facing severe constraints, helping the most vulnerable families and children. Through a number of relief distributions – ration kits, food items, hygiene kits and learning kits along with awareness drives and psychosocial support, we were able to touch the lives of 13.64 Lakh people, including 5.57 Lakh children in India in the year 2020. We have been the first witnesses and responders to the crisis on the ground and supported and save many thousands of children and their families.
Keeping in line with our mandate, Save the Children is mounting a response to ensure that the most deprived and marginalized children in India survives, learns and remains protected during the protracted COVID emergency. We have worked out an exhaustive humanitarian response strategy prioritizing the aligned needs on ground both in immediate terms and longer term. We are actively working with sub-national & local government and communities across many locations in the country in line with the enhanced strategy and also supporting in promotion of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour (RCC) focusing more on children like never before, enabling access to health care services, helping in rolling out/ fast-tracking of Vaccination for most marginalized people as our key strategic priorities. Attached is the same for your kind perusal.
Why it is important to be cautious this time.
Right now, the country is in the grip of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The infection is spreading rapidly and affecting scores of people in towns and cities across India. There are several reports of the new strains of the virus being more infectious and this time, the young and children are also impacted. There is a tremendous burden on the healthcare systems of India. It is absolutely essential that everyone follows COVID Appropriate Behaviour religiously – masking, good hand hygiene and maintaining physical distance.
How and why should one be vaccinated.
Vaccines offer a good degree of protection against Coronavirus. From May 1 onwards, vaccination is available for everyone above the age of 18. Please do get vaccinated as per your turn. Registrations can be done on the CoWIN portal: www.cowin.gov.in/home
have changed lives.
A small amount can change the life of a child; through education, nutrition, and basic protection, children can lead normal lives. The adjacent graph is a representation of how we have utilised your donations.