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Emergency Relief For Delhi Riot Victims

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Delhi is in the middle of intense communal violence. Over 50 people have died, hundreds injured and thousands affected. The worst affected localities are Maujpur, Gokulpuri, Shiv Vihar, Mustafabad and Khajuri Khas.

SEWA Delhi and SEWA Bharat are coordinating relief efforts in Rajeev Nagar, Mustafabad and Gokulpuri (as of now but this will expand as the violence abates), and appreciate any and all support you can provide. All donations will:
1. Directly go towards meeting immediate and emergent needs (food staples, sanitary needs, water, medicines).
2. Link survivors to government services such as compensation schemes, social security, death benefits and replacement of burnt/damaged documents.
3. Rebuilding livelihood opportunities by replacing lost economic assets (such as sewing machines and vending carts), and assisting in finding new work.

Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) is a trade union of almost two million women working in the informal economy. Since 1972, SEWA has been working towards empowering women, with a focus on enabling self reliance and full employment. 

We accept international donations too.

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Sewa Team provided asset (tailoring machine) for restoring her work
Sewa Team provided asset (tailoring machine) for restoring her work
Sewa Members provided ration supply to few of the families
Sewa Members provided ration supply to few of the families
Preliminary Livelihoods Assessment Report
Preliminary Livelihoods Assessment Report
SEWA team supporting families as they move into permanent shelter
SEWA team supporting families as they move into permanent shelter
Community members with their rehabilitation kits
Community members with their rehabilitation kits
Small stitching corner setup for those in rescue shelter of Mustafabad
Small stitching corner setup for those in rescue shelter of Mustafabad
Summary of Delhi's violence, it's effects and rehabilitation efforts
Summary of Delhi's violence, it's effects and rehabilitation efforts
Amongst the displaced, many are children who are now asking to go home
Amongst the displaced, many are children who are now asking to go home
SEWA members surveying and sharing medical needs of people at shelters
SEWA members surveying and sharing medical needs of people at shelters
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1st June 2020
Amount withdrawal to support for Delhi Riots needy people.
Amount withdrawal to support for Delhi Riots needy people.
3rd April 2020
The current status of the campaign is as follows:
  1. The team is  currently looking out for 300-315 people who lost their homes during the riots.
  2. In the beginning, they provided some home utility essentials like kitchen essentials to a few houses but that was from delhi fund and not milaap fund.
  3. They are going to use milaap for livelihood restoration.
  4. They have analysed the cost of each house/person from the milaap funds.
  5. 7 people were provided with the assets - tailoring machines who were into this profession so that they can begin their work again.
  6. But due to the outbreak of COVID-19, their work is on hold. They cannot spend the funds since they are not able to step out of their houses.
  7. They have made calls to all 300-315 people and verified with them the current situation so that they can plan the next steps effectively. 

We shifted our focus from home utility to livelihood restoration and data compilation. A few days before the lockdown, 60 food and home utility kits were shared with people. In Garhi Mendu area, some with those around Rajivnagar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh (42 families). MLA and SEWA Delhi worked together; we arranged basic raw materials with support of MKSS and together everyone pooled supplies.

Last Saturday, before the lockdown, we went to Garhi Mendu again. We identified some houses which had dire need of assets - we bought 7 sewing machines (some for boutique purpose and few were home-based sewing machines). One of the people restored a boutique at her house only which is in complete operation now.

The very next day Delhi went on lockdown. Those who were re-establishing their boutiques were not able to. Movement was restricted due to lockdown and has affected any relief efforts. We had some back up stocks of ration, vessels and gas cylinders in Rajivnagar centre. We occasionally get distress calls from families which are linked with us, and then our mobiliser in the field opens the centre and makes ration provision possible. Delhi Police has been supportive in these efforts.

We distributed ration supplies to 60 families near Sabalpur and Karawal Nagar area. Helping Hand Organization, which was working in the same field asked us to verify the houses they have identified and with the money they raised, people were paytm the amount and then they were able to procure the rations for their houses.  

During the period of lockdown, we are analyzing the next steps and procuring the ration supplies so that we can help the families during this time. 
The current status of the campaign is as follows:
  1. The team is  currently looking out for 300-315 people who lost their homes during the riots.
  2. In the beginning, they provided some home utility essentials like kitchen essentials to a few houses but that was from delhi fund and not milaap fund.
  3. They are going to use milaap for livelihood restoration.
  4. They have analysed the cost of each house/person from the milaap funds.
  5. 7 people were provided with the assets - tailoring machines who were into this profession so that they can begin their work again.
  6. But due to the outbreak of COVID-19, their work is on hold. They cannot spend the funds since they are not able to step out of their houses.
  7. They have made calls to all 300-315 people and verified with them the current situation so that they can plan the next steps effectively. 

We shifted our focus from home utility to livelihood restoration and data compilation. A few days before the lockdown, 60 food and home utility kits were shared with people. In Garhi Mendu area, some with those around Rajivnagar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh (42 families). MLA and SEWA Delhi worked together; we arranged basic raw materials with support of MKSS and together everyone pooled supplies.

Last Saturday, before the lockdown, we went to Garhi Mendu again. We identified some houses which had dire need of assets - we bought 7 sewing machines (some for boutique purpose and few were home-based sewing machines). One of the people restored a boutique at her house only which is in complete operation now.

The very next day Delhi went on lockdown. Those who were re-establishing their boutiques were not able to. Movement was restricted due to lockdown and has affected any relief efforts. We had some back up stocks of ration, vessels and gas cylinders in Rajivnagar centre. We occasionally get distress calls from families which are linked with us, and then our mobiliser in the field opens the centre and makes ration provision possible. Delhi Police has been supportive in these efforts.

We distributed ration supplies to 60 families near Sabalpur and Karawal Nagar area. Helping Hand Organization, which was working in the same field asked us to verify the houses they have identified and with the money they raised, people were paytm the amount and then they were able to procure the rations for their houses.  

During the period of lockdown, we are analyzing the next steps and procuring the ration supplies so that we can help the families during this time. 
17th March 2020
Mukund Vihar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony were also severely affected by the violence in February 2020 but these areas weren't recorded in any official documentation. The Seelampur Ward Councillor heard of this area only last week and on Saturday (March 14th) asked SEWA to support these residents with registering their FIRs, filing for compensation, and getting linked to critical government services such as replacing documents, and PDS.
SEWA has started this work as of March 15th, and will also do deep work in these areas to support with housing development, and livelihood regeneration.
Mukund Vihar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony were also severely affected by the violence in February 2020 but these areas weren't recorded in any official documentation. The Seelampur Ward Councillor heard of this area only last week and on Saturday (March 14th) asked SEWA to support these residents with registering their FIRs, filing for compensation, and getting linked to critical government services such as replacing documents, and PDS.
SEWA has started this work as of March 15th, and will also do deep work in these areas to support with housing development, and livelihood regeneration.
$268 raised

Goal: $2,000

Beneficiary: SEWA info_outline
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Hope they return back to normal life. help is for both communities

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DEVARCHAN BANERJEE donated Rs.500