Coronavirus locally Health & Livelihood Emergency
About 90 percent of migrant labors in India have lost their livelihood within weeks during the COVID lock-down. Our state has reached a heart-wrenching milestone: the COVID-19 pandemic has now claimed state lives. As a result, migrant families face uncertain livelihoods, increased indebtedness, hunger and extreme poverty. General Secretary Rajendra Singh Mewada & staff encourages local solidarity to save lives, protect people and help defeat this vicious virus.
COVID-19As we know that pneumonia of unknown causes was detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 by the WHO (World Health Organisation). The virus has spread to more than 200 Countries and Territories all over the world with reported a total of 2,013,998 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 with 127,590 deaths till date.
YVM’s response to Covid-19Youth Vikas Mandal has been working for the deprived section of the society since its inception. The community with whom we are working faced a lot of difficulties in getting the basic essentials goods like ration and so on. The underprivileged communities such as migrant labour were in the great dilemma that how could they survive in the nationwide lockdown. Therefore we decided to stand more vigorously with the migrant laborers and the most deprived communities with whom we work from past 20 years.
During this COVID – 19 crisis, the Yuva Vikas Mandal reached out to the vulnerable section of the society by providing them dry ration kits as well as safety equipments such as masks, sanitizers, etc. particularly the migrant laborers, community who engaged in caste-based occupation and the community who engaged in bagging on the priority basis. These communities are Pardi, Sapera, Badigir, Nath, Bedia, Bachda, Valmik, Bargunda, Faqir and migrant laborers in the Muslim community. The above-mentioned communities have had very bad financial condition because they were not allowed to go out and earn something to feed their children and family members. Whatever they have had ended during the lockdown.
The Yuva Vikas Mandal Sansthan, with the help of its supporting organisation, has been distributed relief material of around RS 70 lakh in 8 districts of Madhya Pradesh namely Sagar, Vidisha, Sehore, Raisen, Dewas, Ujjain, Ratlam, and Narsinghpur.