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Al Jazeera spoke to Anindit Roy Chowdhury, Head of Programmes & Policy at Save the Children on the how children can be best protected amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. An increase in the number of cases of violence against children has also been reported in India during the last few weeks. Anindit talked about the urgency of bringing the child protection workforce back into action, enforcement agencies focusing on children protection issues along with maintaining the lockdown, and providing access to tele-counseling services to children. Watch the full interview here.
In her video message on April 22, our CEO Bidisha Pillai talks about how important it is to ensure that we do not lose the gains made for children over the last few years, due to Coronavirus Crisis. She talks about our ongoing relief operations, how we are providing life-saving relief to worst-hit families. She goes on to make an impassioned appeal for our supporters to continue standing with us as we resolve to do more. Watch and share.
On 8 April, Save the Children's Deputy Director - Health & Nutrition, Dr. Rajesh Khanna spoke to India Ahead news channel on the topic: 'How to Shield Children from Coronavirus'. Dr. Khanna spoke about the importance of mental health among children during such a time and highlight various initiaves of Save the Children in online space in this time of crisis. He talked about our needs-based response for the marginalized sections of society. His mention of our work in engaging with Child Champions to spread awareness on health and hygiene in the community was highly appreciated by the news anchor.
In this latest message (shot on April 6, 2020), our CEO, Bidisha Pillai makes an impassioned appeal that "We Must Act Now to Protect a Generation". She explains how as an organization, we're committed to address the most pressing needs of children amidst the ongoing health crisis. She urges the Government to provide for children's most crucial needs - education, nutrition, healthcare and social protection - during this time of crisis and partner with NGOs to deliver on these counts.
Watch this video (shot on March 22, 2020) as our CEO, Bidisha Pillai shares a message of resilience and strength in these troubled times and highlights the needs of children.
Save the Children's Director of Programmes & Policy, Anindit Roy Chowdhary was part of a panel discussion on a special show ‘How NGOs are Helping the Poor during the Current Crisis of Coronavirus’ on India Ahead News channel. Anindit, in conversation with Saurav Sanyal, Executive Editor of the channel emphasized that in the current crisis, children need support 'NOW' and need to be the priority group for the government.