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Amidst the ongoing Novel Coronavirus crisis, we share with you some key updates from Save the Children. We are monitoring the crisis on a daily basis. All our resources are aligned to fight the crisis, prevent and protect as well as bring short-term and immediate relief to the most-affected children, families and communities. Our response will be no less than a humanitarian response and we may include cash transfers and providing supplies and hygiene kits to the worst-affected children and their communities.
Here's an update on our response thus far.
Save the Children is contantly engaging with high-level Government agencies including the Ministry of Women & Child Development and NITI Aayog to ensure that children's rights are upheld during this time of crisis. Follow the link below to know more.
Read Save the Children's 20-point national appeal to high-level government bodies such as the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, NITI Aayog, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).
As a Save the Children supporter, you may have certain questions around our response during the ongoing crisis. Please follow this link below to see answers to your most pressing questions during this time.
Save the Children participated in the first meeting (through video conference) of the Empowered Group under the Chairmanship of Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog to address the issues pertaining to the identification of problems, effective solutions and formulation of plans to address Coronavirus crisis with three groups of stakeholders—UN agencies, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Civil Society Organisations and development partners and Industry associations – CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM. Save the Children emphasized on upholding child rights issues and also on the need of a district-level mechanism to ensure CSR funds being utilised at the ground level.