The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected thousands of urban poor in Pune city, including the daily-wage earners, construction workers, ragpickers, homeless, single-parent households and families with aged and differently-abled members. The issues of sex workers and third-gender communities is also equally severe and need immediate attention.
The support from the Police department led by Mr Rajesh Puranic, Inspector, Traffic, and the collaborative efforts of Civil Society Organisations are helping to reach out to the population in need with the sole aim of “No One Should go Hungry Campaign”.
On every occasion, Pune Citizens Initiative has come forward to support the affected people. Through distribution of food and hygiene kits, which contain rice, dal, atta, spices and basic hygiene materials, they are reaching out to the poorest of the poor to enable them with essential support to tide over the lockdown period.
The group, led by the Centre for Youth Development and Activities (CYDA), has reached out to 700 families and 3000 people across marginalised communities of Chakan and Pune.
Organisations like Help for Children in Need (HCNF) Forbes Marshall, Sarva Seva Sangh, Development Support Team and many more NGOs and individuals have come forward to support this campaign. In Chakan, St Ann’s Sneha Bhavan, joined hands with the local police department to reach out to vulnerable sections of the community.
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