It is difficult to imagine that after the trauma of a year ago, the slum dweller has been hit so hard again. The difference is that last year, the “migrant” workers made headlines, but this time the medical supplies disaster has overshadowed other equally serious issues. A rapid assessment of about 60-70 slums in Noida reveals the following:
1. Around 40-50% have already fled to their villages leaving only around 7000 families, who for various reasons are staying put.
2. These people are mostly daily wage earners, auto and cycle rickshaw drivers, rag pickers and domestic workers. There is illness in the community, but in the absence of awareness, testing and medical facilities, people are “self-curing” at home.
3. With the complete drying up of income, food is the oxygen that these families need. We plan to provide up to 5000 families with dry rations for a period of 4-6 weeks to help them tide over this crisis.
4. We are providing atta, rice, dal, cooking oil and salt and the cost of supporting a family for 4 weeks is Rs. 1300/-(USD 18 approx.)
Please help us help them!
About UsAtmashakti Trust has been working in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh with the broad objectives of creating awareness of constitutional rights and entitlements. We work with Tribals, Dalits, and other marginalized rural communities. Our long-term mission is to bring benefits of government programs to the poorest of the poor.
To know more please visit our website www.atmashaktitrust.com
To read our last year's COVID response report, please click here.
To read our media coverage of previous year's covid response work, click here.
Watch this video to know about our COVID relief response in Noida slums.