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COAST's Transportation Fundraising Drive: Helping Migrants Reach Home

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What?

As you might be aware, a large number of migrant labour in the country are on the walk - to reach back to their homes. We are working to ensure they can reach home safely and helping arrange transportation for them. CoAST is a collaboration of civil society organisations who are working to ensure that citizens (migrants and vulnerable populations) are able to receive help & relief during the COVID-19 lockdown and thereafter. Besides addressing immediate relief, the CoAST  grew into a GIS enabled tech platform https://coastindia.org/to aid coordinated  support across various civil society organisations as well as government bodies.  
 
Who?

The founders of CoAST come from Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, Azim Premji University (APU), Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), E-Health Research Centre IIIT Bangalore, Partnering Hope into Action (PHIA) Foundation, Foundation Libtech India, Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN), WASSAN and Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture Network (RRAN). More than 200 civil society organisations across the country with a footprint in more than 150 rural districts are involved, including  noted national level organizations, are deeply engaged in relief measures. We have been closely working with the Jharkhand government on supporting migrant related matters and are working with other state governments on assisting in relief measures in rural areas. The organisations are working on meeting immediate needs such as PPE, dry rations, community kitchens, awareness programmes, local quarantine facilities and shelters across the country. One of the immediate focus areas is on helping migrant labour workers walking on the road in getting them to home destinations in various states by coordinating with governments and civil society organisations by ensuring safe transportation. As a platform we are addressing immediate migrant needs but are also growing to address rehabilitation needs for the migrant workers such as NREGA, preparation for agriculture and other livelihood needs as things evolve over time. We aim to do it in a manner ensuring physical distancing and quarantine where necessary. 

The immediate needs are in the range of Rs 2 crore,
with raised funds to be used on an ongoing basis.

Breakdown - 


Estimated total cost = Rs 5000 (cost per booth) * 20 (no: of booths)* 10 (no: of routes) * 20 (no: of days) = Rs 2 crore.
Booth is the hosting point where civil society will be helping with lodging/boarding/ de-boarding.

This will be primarily used to help migrants to reach their homes, provide them with basic food/ration/water/ sanitation/lodging and support with medical access.

Why?

The migrant population, who were once the unsung heroes of the booming economic activity in urban India suddenly found themselves on the brink. With no source of income, restrictions on the public transportation compounded their problems. While some braved to walk hundreds of kilometres with families to reach their destinations, most of them were stranded in different parts of the country exposed to multiple hardships.
Unfortunately this comes in the midst of climate change and its impact on environmental and ecological systems which have been increasingly affecting human populations across the globe. Environmental degradation, low-income, depletion of natural resources and frequent natural disasters amongst other factors have forced the rural population to migrate towards urban pockets for alternate livelihoods. The urban environment post lockdown and the uncertain future has forced migrant populations to pack their belongings and return to their villages. This reverse migration is now expected to add tremendous pressure to already vulnerable and poorly equipped rural/tribal ecosystems of India, which if not handled with care, could potentially collapse, and have far reached consequences. Risk of these migrants carrying the COVID 19 infection to rural India, which so far has been isolated, poses a huge threat to the state administrations. If not controlled in time, could explode into a humanitarian disaster of worst kind.
As rural and tribal India stares at impeding economic distress and need for massive humanitarian relief, three key aspects viz. a) Economic security, b) Food security and c) Health security are immediate priority. To be able to address these aspects strategically and tactically, there is a compelling need to strengthen resilience at the last mile of rural ecosystems.

How?

Given the complexities, it is no secret that there is “no one size, that fits all” and hence, it is going to be impossible for the governments to address the emerging situations. It is best that local communities and Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) are enabled and empowered to be able to deal with the challenges more effectively and efficiently. This will help us to work with the communities after they reach their homes as well. The need of the hour is to harness the power of technology to ensure that all such efforts are holistic and yet optimized. CoAST India was conceived to serve as a single point decision support platform for the promotion of collective action by:
  1. Identifying challenges
  2. Strengthening response capabilities
  3. Fostering speedy collaboration and coordination
  4. Improving service delivery
  5. Addressing emerging socio-economic livelihood challenges 
As a geo-enabled platform, CoAST platform provides - enhanced situational awareness, actionable intelligence and rapid decision support to all the actors in the ecosystem. Designed to aggregate data from disparate systems, CoAST platform complements the capabilities of the existing systems by ingesting data from them with ease, processing and disseminating real-time or near real-time actionable intelligence for informed decisions. Built as an open data initiative, CoAST is a very versatile platform, which can be rapidly tailored for deployment in different scenarios.

Future Plans -  
Medium-Term -


Once people have reached the destination, further followup support will be needed to ensure that livelihood activities which have been hit in numerous places can restart. This will include support with inputs for agriculture (aim being to move them towards sustainable agriculture) and other livelihoods.

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27th June 2020
Dear Suporters,

Thank you for your support

10 Days ago, we came to know about 57 #Migrant #Fishermen stranded in #Kanyakumari amid the turbulence of trying hard to make their daily necessity meet and urge to go back to their hometown #WestBengal #Chattisgarh #Jharkhand to be with their loved ones during the hard times of COVID19.
Our CoAST Network team & Donors came to their rescue and worked relentlessly to make this journey possible.
They went through a bunch of obstacles from listing out #Migrant #Fishermen to arranging passes and getting them approved from the government of various states.
The challenge became more complicated due to the server issues in #WestBengal ePass portal and also #TamilNadu's declared a Lockdown again with high strictness on medical screening and much much more.
We are happy to announce that finally, the 57 #migrant #fishermen boarded the bus for the much-awaited longest journey towards their Hometown.

Thanks to the CoAST network, and Donors, we sail through this turbulence and finally led the #migrant #fishermen from multiple harbours in #Kanyakumari to assemble at the boarding point, to board the bus towards their home happily.

We wish them a Happy and safe Journey.

Keep Supporting
Dear Suporters,

Thank you for your support

10 Days ago, we came to know about 57 #Migrant #Fishermen stranded in #Kanyakumari amid the turbulence of trying hard to make their daily necessity meet and urge to go back to their hometown #WestBengal #Chattisgarh #Jharkhand to be with their loved ones during the hard times of COVID19.
Our CoAST Network team & Donors came to their rescue and worked relentlessly to make this journey possible.
They went through a bunch of obstacles from listing out #Migrant #Fishermen to arranging passes and getting them approved from the government of various states.
The challenge became more complicated due to the server issues in #WestBengal ePass portal and also #TamilNadu's declared a Lockdown again with high strictness on medical screening and much much more.
We are happy to announce that finally, the 57 #migrant #fishermen boarded the bus for the much-awaited longest journey towards their Hometown.

Thanks to the CoAST network, and Donors, we sail through this turbulence and finally led the #migrant #fishermen from multiple harbours in #Kanyakumari to assemble at the boarding point, to board the bus towards their home happily.

We wish them a Happy and safe Journey.

Keep Supporting
18th June 2020
Dear Donors,

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)  is working along with few NGOs on Migrants workers.  The organizations are working on meeting immediate needs such as PPE, dry rations, community kitchens, awareness programmes, local quarantine facilities and shelters across the country. One of the immediate focus areas is on helping migrant labour workers walking on the road in getting them to home destinations in various states by coordinating with governments and civil society organizations by ensuring safe transportation.
WE are working in PAN India from south to North and also from Mumbai & Delhi to UP and Bihar.

The funds are being received by the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) which has coordination office at Anand, Gujarat and working its operation in nine states. you may find more details:  www.fes.org.in

FES has withdrawn INR 10,03,113/- . The funds are being utilized to transport migrant workers to their native places by Trains and buses.. WE also provide food, dry rations on the high way as well as in respective working areas. We utilized utilized entire funds.





Dear Donors,

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)  is working along with few NGOs on Migrants workers.  The organizations are working on meeting immediate needs such as PPE, dry rations, community kitchens, awareness programmes, local quarantine facilities and shelters across the country. One of the immediate focus areas is on helping migrant labour workers walking on the road in getting them to home destinations in various states by coordinating with governments and civil society organizations by ensuring safe transportation.
WE are working in PAN India from south to North and also from Mumbai & Delhi to UP and Bihar.

The funds are being received by the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) which has coordination office at Anand, Gujarat and working its operation in nine states. you may find more details:  www.fes.org.in

FES has withdrawn INR 10,03,113/- . The funds are being utilized to transport migrant workers to their native places by Trains and buses.. WE also provide food, dry rations on the high way as well as in respective working areas. We utilized utilized entire funds.





7th June 2020
Dear donors,

FES is supporting more migrants' travel from number of places such as Kerala- kannur, Mangalore, Tamil Nadu -Tiruppur, Chennai, AP-Nellur, Gujarat - Ahmadabad, Surat to other northern States  Ranji, Kolkata, Bhuvaneswar, Bhopal etc,.
FES also support to other NGOs to provide food, water, and other material to the migrants on the highway. Also supported for providing groceries and rice package at Mumbai, Chennai, Madurai.
Dear donors,

FES is supporting more migrants' travel from number of places such as Kerala- kannur, Mangalore, Tamil Nadu -Tiruppur, Chennai, AP-Nellur, Gujarat - Ahmadabad, Surat to other northern States  Ranji, Kolkata, Bhuvaneswar, Bhopal etc,.
FES also support to other NGOs to provide food, water, and other material to the migrants on the highway. Also supported for providing groceries and rice package at Mumbai, Chennai, Madurai.
Rs.1,379,167 raised

Goal: Rs.20,000,000

Beneficiary: FOUNDATION FOR ... info_outline
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Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.30

Matching payment towards Anonymous’ contribution

A
Anonymous donated Rs.200

Keep up the excellent job! I hope others pitch in to sustain this necessary initiative.

A
Anonymous donated Rs.100

You are doing amazing job. Please keep doing. God bless you 🙏

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.1,500

Matching payment towards Koshy’s contribution

KJ
Koshy donated Rs.10,000

May all live a happy life !!!