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COVID19 Crisis: Save the Children Begins Second Phase of Response in Delhi

COVID19 Crisis: Save the Children Begins Second Phase of Response in Delhi

As the battle with the Coronavirus, that has confined the world to their homes rages on, Save the Children teams are going places to ensure that the most needy families get the necessary dry ration. Hunger and starvation have emerged as major threats to communities living on the fringes. Already having mounted several responses to distribute food kits in New Delhi, another phase of distribution of food items was initiated by Save the Children's Delhi team along with its partner NGO Model Rural Youth Development Organization (MRYDO). The humanitarian response was undertaken in New Delhi on May 6, 2020 and will continue for the next ten days and reach close to 165 families during the distribution drive.

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NCPCR to Focus on Creating Database of Children Living in Street Situation

NCPCR to Focus on Creating Database of Children Living in Street Situation

There are over two million children on the streets of India living in abject deprivation of the most fundamental rights and extreme poverty. Taking note of the plight of street children, especially during the ongoing coronavirus crises and lockdown across India, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) plans to create a database of such children. This database will help link these children to various government social schemes and help in preventing them from coming out on the streets again.

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Secretariat for Pneumonia and Diarrhea is Being set up to Provide Support to TAG

Secretariat for Pneumonia and Diarrhea is Being set up to Provide Support to TAG

Secretariat for Pneumonia and Diarrhea is being set up to provide overall technical, administrative and logistical support to National Child Health Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Pneumonia and Diarrhea, of Government of India. Save the Children, India will serve as the Secretariat for National TAG endeavors, thereby facilitating improvement in Pneumonia and Diarrhea Programming in India.

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India Displays Show of Hearts for Street-connected Children in Save the Children’s Telethon

India Displays Show of Hearts for Street-connected Children in Save the Children’s Telethon

From LIVE performances by celeb guests, to chats, to children’s voices on the harsh realities of life on streets, India came together for Save the Children’s 2-hour telethon - Making TheInvisibles Visible, shining the light on cause of street connected children often forgotten and more so in COVID crisis. Their plight moved many hearts, and support poured in from across the country to help the most affected by the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown.

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From Streets to Your Screens: Vicky Roy Points A Lens on #TheInvisibles

From Streets to Your Screens: Vicky Roy Points A Lens on #TheInvisibles

For 8 year old Nayan* (name changed), the footpath he sleeps is the only home he has ever known. 10 year old Preeti is scared of the night since it brings with it brawls and lurking men and predators. But such is Life on the Streets for the 2 million children surviving it. They are out there in the open, yet #TheInvisibles.
 

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