Covid-19 has gripped the nation once again. This year the second wave has been devastating, with hospitals running out of resources, unending calls for help on social media, and healthcare workers working overtime. The state of Maharashtra has been the worst affected this time, recording on an average of 60,000 cases every day since mid-April. Rajasthan too has been reporting a steady increase of 17,500 cases every day, with mobility restrictions reducing work opportunities. Coming, as this does, at the end of a year marked by the pandemic, lockdowns, and the resultant economic upheaval, this has badly affected the lives of each and every one.
But the people most adversely affected by the upheaval of the past year have been daily wage and migrant labour, single women, victims of domestic violence, the urban poor, small vendors, those without any identity documents and marginalised communities in rural areas.
At the start of the lockdown last year, CORO had realised the urgent need to reach out to these marginalised communities. CORO started its relief work in March last year and continued it for the next 4 to 5 months. During this period we were able to support 35,000 families across 40 districts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Our aid included dry food and essentials, compensations for the loss of livelihood and medical treatments, sanitation equipment, sanitary napkins, other essentials, and livelihood opportunities. This support enabled them to face the adverse time courageously.
Once again we are seeking support for 10000 neediest families from vulnerable communities who have lost their livelihood and are losing hope day by day. These communities are socially discriminated, economically deprived, and politically underrepresented. Any amount that you want to contribute will create a ray of hope in the lives of these families.
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