ChildFund India’s Response to #COVID19 Crisis
As India fights against the COVID-19 pandemic, the isolation, lockdown and suppressed economic activity are hurting families around the country. The situation is impacting adversely to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and communities.
Families in villages and urban slums are struggling to get food, basic hygiene items, clean water and healthcare. People are losing their livelihoods; many of them are livSing in crowded conditions as they have nowhere to go. In such conditions, COVID-19 could cause devastating, exponential harm to these families and communities.
We’re working hard to prevent that and provide support to the children, families and communities who are in desperate need of the lifesaving support. Our ongoing programs already include measures that will help to keep them safe, like hygiene education, handwashing practices, social distancing, etc.
In response to this pandemic, there is a need to ramp up these efforts to help ensure that vulnerable communities have adequate resources and clear guidance on their use. Every preventive action helps and every one of us can make a difference to stop the spread of this virus. That includes every child in our programs, every member of their families, us and you.
ChildFund India is taking appropriate and proactive steps to protect children, communities, partners and staff from this Global Pandemic of COVID-19. So far, we have done the following,
ChildFund is working on different possibilities of recovery and rehabilitation interventions, especially:
Apart from this, on our child protection advocacy front particularly in light of COVID-19 response, lauding the steps taken by the Government of India, on 25th March, 2020 Joining Forces For Children – India (an alliance of six leading child development organizations - ChildFund India, Plan India, Save the Children India, SOS Children’s Villages of India, Terre des hommes and World Vision India) has shared a joint appeal addressed to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India with a copy to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Finance, NITI Aayog, and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) with a fervent request on behalf of the vulnerable children of India to:
But as you know the need is large and resources limited, we need your support to reach as many families as possible. Your contribution can help thousands of children, their families and communities stay safe & healthy during this pandemic.
Donate now to save lives! Let's stand together and fight this back!!
|Family hygiene kit||Quantity||Food Basket||Quantity||Frontline Worker’s Kit||Quantity|
|Hand sanitizer||100 ml||Rice / Atta||15 kgs||Thermometer for ASHA||1|
|Mask||5 nos.||Dal||1 kg||MASK -95||1|
|Soap||5 nos.||Oil||1 ltr||Mental health IEC||For 1 village|
|Disinfectant||250 ml spray||Sugar||1 kg||Awareness materials on COVID-19||For 1 village|
|Bleaching powder||250 gm pack||Iodized Salt||1 kg|
|Handkerchief||5 nos.||Turmeric Powder||200 gm|
|Chili Powder||200 gm|
|Garam Masala Powder||200 gm|