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Let’s unite and fight against COVID-19

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Support the most vulnerable communities



The impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is severely being felt in India, and across the world. While every section of society has been affected, the hardest hit have been vulnerable communities in the unorganised sector, where most of the employment is contractual. In India, the crisis has snatched away the primary source of livelihood and income of 400 million contractual and daily wage workers.

Through this fundraiser, our target is to support will go on to support 30,000 families of migrant workers across seven states of India. Together, let us ensure the safety of those who provide us unstinting support in our day-to-day activities. Even a contribution of Rs. 500 can provide a week’s supply of food for a migrant worker’s family.

Funds collected through this campaign will be utilized in implementing the following activities in cities and rural areas:
  • Providing essential safety materials (such as masks, sanitisers & soap)
  • Providing daily utilities & essentials (such as food grains & food packages)
  • Providing emergency financial protection
  • Providing accurate information regarding basic hygiene and safety


Currently, we are providing assistance and necessary information to these families through the Jan Sahas Helpline Number (18002000211), and gathering data of people who need help or emergency support.

Know more about seasonal migrants and understand why this crisis has hit them the hardest:
A staggering 77% of India’s workforce (3 out 4 workers) falls under the category of vulnerable employment (World Bank, 2019). Most of these people are seasonal migrants who are now forced to return to their hometowns, due to lack of financial support. Major migration corridors are linked to the cities which are currently most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seasonal migrants are landless or small/marginal farmers who have no livelihood opportunities available post the kharif crop harvest in their source area. Seasonal migration is often a response strategy to this crisis of lack of job opportunities and the need to earn basic income for subsistence. These migrants are more likely to be socially deprived and poor while having obtained little to no education, with minimal or no assets.

As we have teams working regularly with marginalised communities in backward region of Delhi (NCR), Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. We intend to actively operate in the following districts:

Delhi (NCR):
  • New Delhi
  • North Delhi
  • North West Delhi
  • West Delhi
  • South West Delhi
  • South Delhi
  • South East Delhi
  • Central Delhi
  • North East Delhi
  • East Delhi
Madhya Pradesh:
  • Dewas
  • Indore
  • Jhabua
  • Alirajpur
  • Dhar
  • Neemuch
  • Ujjain
  • Khargone
  • Khandwa
  • Sagar
  • Tikamgarh
  • Damoh
  • Panna
  • Chhatarpur
Uttar Pradesh:
  • Noida
  • Ghaziabad
  • Banda
  • Lalitpur
  • Chitrakoot
  • Mahoba
  • Jhansi
Maharashtra:
  • Mumbai
  • Thane
  • Palghar
  • Jalgaon
  • Dhule
Rajasthan:
  • Chittorgarh
  • Bharatpur
Chhattisgarh:
  • Mahasamund
Bihar:
  • Patna
For more details:
email id: info@jansahasindia.org
website: www.jansahasindia.org



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6th May 2020
Update on 6th May 2020

Dear Supporters & Well-wishers

It's been 45 days of COVID-19 lockdown!
We started the campaign "Let’s unite and fight against COVID-19 to support the most vulnerable communities" with an aim to support 30,000 families. With more than 600 individual donors and 8 Corporate/CSR partners, we were able to collect enough resources to support more than 20,000 families in 62 districts of Delhi-NCR, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra.

As we have entered in COVID-19 Lockdown 4.0, various parts of the country are now divided in three-zones (Red, Orange and Green) depending on the number of Coronavirus patient. Currently, special trains are provided by Railways to support migrant works to reach their home.

After the 45 days, now we have new challenges!
Families supported earlier with a month of ration support are now facing the same food crisis as the source of income is still zero. Now, thousands of migrant workers family will reach their respective home towns, but they still don't have any financial or ration support. As most of them are not paid for the last two months.

Our aim is to support 20,000 new families from most vulnerable social groups particularly migrant labour and also provide support to families how were supported in the first phase. This time support would be required more in the rural area.

Arthan has collaborated with Jan Sahas to provide support in the crowdfunding campaign. They are supporting the team with strategical inputs. Apart from this, they have started a separate crowdfunding campaign to support addition 1000 migrant worker and their families.

Please click the following link to view the collaborative campaign
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-migrant-workers-1

About Arthan
Arthan is a social enterprise dedicated to strengthening the impact sector through capacity building and consulting support in the areas of human capital, financial planning, strategy and crisis management. However, the current crisis and heartbreaking stories we hear every day has brought home a stark realization, that we must act now and do our part to help those who need it the most - those for whom it’s a matter of survival.

Please click the following links for short videos on our field activities;
https://www.facebook.com/jansahas/videos/3675452352529369/
https://twitter.com/jan_sahas/status/1255860828567293958https://www.facebook.com/jansahas/videos/691960981560404/
https://twitter.com/jan_sahas/status/1254011528782602240

For recent updates, please follow us on
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jansahas
Instagram: https://instagram.com/jansahas?igshid=1t32jryvajty
Update on 6th May 2020

Dear Supporters & Well-wishers

It's been 45 days of COVID-19 lockdown!
We started the campaign "Let’s unite and fight against COVID-19 to support the most vulnerable communities" with an aim to support 30,000 families. With more than 600 individual donors and 8 Corporate/CSR partners, we were able to collect enough resources to support more than 20,000 families in 62 districts of Delhi-NCR, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra.

As we have entered in COVID-19 Lockdown 4.0, various parts of the country are now divided in three-zones (Red, Orange and Green) depending on the number of Coronavirus patient. Currently, special trains are provided by Railways to support migrant works to reach their home.

After the 45 days, now we have new challenges!
Families supported earlier with a month of ration support are now facing the same food crisis as the source of income is still zero. Now, thousands of migrant workers family will reach their respective home towns, but they still don't have any financial or ration support. As most of them are not paid for the last two months.

Our aim is to support 20,000 new families from most vulnerable social groups particularly migrant labour and also provide support to families how were supported in the first phase. This time support would be required more in the rural area.

Arthan has collaborated with Jan Sahas to provide support in the crowdfunding campaign. They are supporting the team with strategical inputs. Apart from this, they have started a separate crowdfunding campaign to support addition 1000 migrant worker and their families.

Please click the following link to view the collaborative campaign
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-migrant-workers-1

About Arthan
Arthan is a social enterprise dedicated to strengthening the impact sector through capacity building and consulting support in the areas of human capital, financial planning, strategy and crisis management. However, the current crisis and heartbreaking stories we hear every day has brought home a stark realization, that we must act now and do our part to help those who need it the most - those for whom it’s a matter of survival.

Please click the following links for short videos on our field activities;
https://www.facebook.com/jansahas/videos/3675452352529369/
https://twitter.com/jan_sahas/status/1255860828567293958https://www.facebook.com/jansahas/videos/691960981560404/
https://twitter.com/jan_sahas/status/1254011528782602240

For recent updates, please follow us on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jan_sahas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jansahas
Instagram: https://instagram.com/jansahas?igshid=1t32jryvajty
26th April 2020
Update on 26th April 2020

Dear Supporters & Well-wishers

Due to your support for our campaign "Let’s unite and fight against COVID-19 to support the most vulnerable communities" along with more than 600 team members of Jan Sahas working on filed and trying their best to provide support to the most vulnerable social groups particularly migrant labour and their families in 62 districts of Delhi-NCR, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra, we were able to complete the following task in the last 30 days!

1. Jan Sahas Helpline: As of now we have received 21046 calls for help on our both helplines. Response teams of 28 members are working 24x7 to provide assistance in all possible manners to the communities. All the callers are provided with information related to safety and protection from Coronavirus. Further, they are connected to various government schemes and Jan Sahas relief support team in intervention districts.

2. Immediate Relief Support: Till now Jan Sahas has provided immediate support to 16824 families. Largely three kinds of support were provided to community; food supplies (dry ration for a month), mobile balance and direct bank transfer. Our relief activity was largely focused on venerable social groups like migrant workers, signal women, women-headed households, families of malnourished children, manual scavengers, victims of trafficking and survivors of rape/violence.

State-wise data of families supported:
No.StateFamilies
1Delhi - NCR4426
2Maharastra1662
3Madhya Pradesh7782
4Uttar Pradesh1684
5Bihar421
6Chattisgarh100
7Rajasthan537
9TamilNadu212

Total16824

Details of Food & Ration kit provided to each family (for 5 members) for a month support
TypeParticularQuantityRateTotal
Whole GrainsMoong1.5 kg100150
Rajma/Masoor1.5 kg110165




StaplesRice15 kg30450
Daal (Yellow moong/chilka moong)2.5 kg100250
Oil1 litter100150
Wheat flour30 kg30900




SpicesTurmeric powder200 gm5050
Chill powder200 gm5050
Coriander powder200 gm5050
Salt1 kg2020

Total (INR)

2,235

3. Safety Kit distribution: Jan Sahas has provided 5,826 Safety kits to community members and frontline staff (sanitation workers, ICDS Workers, Police, etc). We have ensured that appropriate government guidelines are followed, personal safety measures are taken and physical distancing norms have adhered.

Sr.ItemsPer Packet
1Sanitizer (per bottle of 100 ml)1
2Soap (per packet with 4 soaps)1
3Face Mask (5 pieces per family)5
4Sanitary Pads10
Per family kit cost will be Rs.885 per month

4. Mental Health Support: Jan Sahas is providing psychosocial support on call through our 24x7 helplines for survivors in distress. These sessions are usually 30-40 minutes as brief therapy. This involves a) Assessing the needs and concerns of the survivor or caller, b) Protecting them from further harm, c) Helping them to access basic needs, d) Providing practical care and support, e) Listening and helping them feel calm and f) Connecting them to information, services and social support.

5. Research report on Impact of COVID 19: We have conducted a rapid assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Internal Migrant Workers through telephonic interviews with 3,196 migrant construction workers from North and Central India between 27th to 29th March 2020 and prepared the "Voices of the Invisible Citizens".
 
6. Web-portal: We have developed a dynamic web portal Kamgar. This is a resource website with all recent and updated information on government rules, orders and guideline by central and state government. It also has a compilation of reports and resources developed by various other stakeholders.

All the donation collected through this campaign will be transferred to Jan Sahas Social Development Society for relief and support to families impacted due to COVID-19.

#VoicesOfInvisibleCitizens
#UniteToSupport


Below are some images of the work conducted so far:


Ration packets for distribution in Maharashtra


Packing of Ration & food supplies in Madhya Pradesh


Ration and food distribution in Maharashtra


Ration and food distribution in Uttar Pradesh


Safety kit for sanitation workers


News Report from Banda District (UP)

News Report from MP


News Report from MP
Update on 26th April 2020

Dear Supporters & Well-wishers

Due to your support for our campaign "Let’s unite and fight against COVID-19 to support the most vulnerable communities" along with more than 600 team members of Jan Sahas working on filed and trying their best to provide support to the most vulnerable social groups particularly migrant labour and their families in 62 districts of Delhi-NCR, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra, we were able to complete the following task in the last 30 days!

1. Jan Sahas Helpline: As of now we have received 21046 calls for help on our both helplines. Response teams of 28 members are working 24x7 to provide assistance in all possible manners to the communities. All the callers are provided with information related to safety and protection from Coronavirus. Further, they are connected to various government schemes and Jan Sahas relief support team in intervention districts.

2. Immediate Relief Support: Till now Jan Sahas has provided immediate support to 16824 families. Largely three kinds of support were provided to community; food supplies (dry ration for a month), mobile balance and direct bank transfer. Our relief activity was largely focused on venerable social groups like migrant workers, signal women, women-headed households, families of malnourished children, manual scavengers, victims of trafficking and survivors of rape/violence.

State-wise data of families supported:
No.StateFamilies
1Delhi - NCR4426
2Maharastra1662
3Madhya Pradesh7782
4Uttar Pradesh1684
5Bihar421
6Chattisgarh100
7Rajasthan537
9TamilNadu212

Total16824

Details of Food & Ration kit provided to each family (for 5 members) for a month support
TypeParticularQuantityRateTotal
Whole GrainsMoong1.5 kg100150
Rajma/Masoor1.5 kg110165




StaplesRice15 kg30450
Daal (Yellow moong/chilka moong)2.5 kg100250
Oil1 litter100150
Wheat flour30 kg30900




SpicesTurmeric powder200 gm5050
Chill powder200 gm5050
Coriander powder200 gm5050
Salt1 kg2020

Total (INR)

2,235

3. Safety Kit distribution: Jan Sahas has provided 5,826 Safety kits to community members and frontline staff (sanitation workers, ICDS Workers, Police, etc). We have ensured that appropriate government guidelines are followed, personal safety measures are taken and physical distancing norms have adhered.

Sr.ItemsPer Packet
1Sanitizer (per bottle of 100 ml)1
2Soap (per packet with 4 soaps)1
3Face Mask (5 pieces per family)5
4Sanitary Pads10
Per family kit cost will be Rs.885 per month

4. Mental Health Support: Jan Sahas is providing psychosocial support on call through our 24x7 helplines for survivors in distress. These sessions are usually 30-40 minutes as brief therapy. This involves a) Assessing the needs and concerns of the survivor or caller, b) Protecting them from further harm, c) Helping them to access basic needs, d) Providing practical care and support, e) Listening and helping them feel calm and f) Connecting them to information, services and social support.

5. Research report on Impact of COVID 19: We have conducted a rapid assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Internal Migrant Workers through telephonic interviews with 3,196 migrant construction workers from North and Central India between 27th to 29th March 2020 and prepared the "Voices of the Invisible Citizens".
 
6. Web-portal: We have developed a dynamic web portal Kamgar. This is a resource website with all recent and updated information on government rules, orders and guideline by central and state government. It also has a compilation of reports and resources developed by various other stakeholders.

All the donation collected through this campaign will be transferred to Jan Sahas Social Development Society for relief and support to families impacted due to COVID-19.

#VoicesOfInvisibleCitizens
#UniteToSupport


Below are some images of the work conducted so far:


Ration packets for distribution in Maharashtra


Packing of Ration & food supplies in Madhya Pradesh


Ration and food distribution in Maharashtra


Ration and food distribution in Uttar Pradesh


Safety kit for sanitation workers


News Report from Banda District (UP)

News Report from MP


News Report from MP
6th April 2020
Update on 6th April 2020

Dear Supporters & Well-wishers

An update on Let’s unit and fight against COVID-19 to support the most vulnerable communities

In the last two weeks:
 
1. Jan Sahas Helpline:  We have received more than 14,000 calls on our both helplines. A response team of 26 members is working 24x7 to provide assistance in all possible manners to the communities.
 
2. Ration safety material support: We have assisted 8,200 plus individuals through cash transfer and ration support. We also collaborated with other corporates, CSR and individual supporters for sponsoring ration and safety material support (such as mask, sanitisers and soap). With our frontline team in few states and association with CBO’s and volunteers we also reached out the places were our team was not available. In the next week, we are trying to support 12,000 more families as we have received a lot of requests of families stuck at various locations.
 
3. Research report on Impact of COVID 19: We have conducted a rapid assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Internal Migrant Workers through telephonic interviews with 3,196 migrant construction workers from North and Central India between 27th to 29th March 2020 and prepared the "Voices of the Invisible Citizens".
 
 4. Web-portal: We have developed dynamic web portal Kamgar. This is a resource website with all recent and updated information on government rules, orders and guideline by central and state government. It also has a compilation of reports and resources developed by various other stakeholders.

#VoicesOfInvisibleCitizens


Below are some images of the work conducted so far:



Awareness Camp at Jhabua



Food Packets for Migrant Workers



Ration Support in Delhi Construction Sites



Ration support in Mumbai and Thane region


Thank you once again! Please continue your support...
Update on 6th April 2020

Dear Supporters & Well-wishers

An update on Let’s unit and fight against COVID-19 to support the most vulnerable communities

In the last two weeks:
 
1. Jan Sahas Helpline:  We have received more than 14,000 calls on our both helplines. A response team of 26 members is working 24x7 to provide assistance in all possible manners to the communities.
 
2. Ration safety material support: We have assisted 8,200 plus individuals through cash transfer and ration support. We also collaborated with other corporates, CSR and individual supporters for sponsoring ration and safety material support (such as mask, sanitisers and soap). With our frontline team in few states and association with CBO’s and volunteers we also reached out the places were our team was not available. In the next week, we are trying to support 12,000 more families as we have received a lot of requests of families stuck at various locations.
 
3. Research report on Impact of COVID 19: We have conducted a rapid assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Internal Migrant Workers through telephonic interviews with 3,196 migrant construction workers from North and Central India between 27th to 29th March 2020 and prepared the "Voices of the Invisible Citizens".
 
 4. Web-portal: We have developed dynamic web portal Kamgar. This is a resource website with all recent and updated information on government rules, orders and guideline by central and state government. It also has a compilation of reports and resources developed by various other stakeholders.

#VoicesOfInvisibleCitizens


Below are some images of the work conducted so far:



Awareness Camp at Jhabua



Food Packets for Migrant Workers



Ration Support in Delhi Construction Sites



Ration support in Mumbai and Thane region


Thank you once again! Please continue your support...
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Goal: Rs.5,000,000

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