Multipronged efforts help communities cope with the emerging crises of health, livelihoods, food security, and education & youth

Our COVID-19 response began on 15 March 2020, four days after WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. We took accurate and reliable information about coronavirus and safety measures and conducted regular household-level screening in our partner villages. Migrant workers and their families got access to a multilingual 24×7 grievance redressal helpline, food and accommodation in destination sites, and psychosocial support. We worked closely with the Village Development Committees and the local governments to identify and generate work under MGNREGS. Our cadre of community mobilisers identified and helped households avail of social protection for food and cash from the government. Our Food Support Programme reached food and essential materials to the most vulnerable struggling with no work and income. We set up village-level technology-equipped learning centres that made continued education possible for first-generation learners from remote Adivasi habitations. We are thankful to the many individuals and volunteers who supported our COVID-19 work.