500 slums gutted by major fire in Delhi; children lose books, uniforms

500 slums gutted by major fire in Delhi; children lose books, uniforms

A major fire has gutted 500 slums in Madanpur Khadar area in Delhi. The cause of the accident is still unclear.

Empowerment for Rehabilitation Academic and Health (EFRAH) is a partner of Oxfam India and works for the children of rag pickers, domestic workers, construction workers, street vendors who live in these slums.

Most of these children drop out from schools to curb the family’s financial expenses or take care of younger siblings, while their parents go out for work. 

EFRAH works to bring these out-of-school children back to education. Last year the organisation helped enrol 136 children back in schools.

Around 3000 people have been affected by the incident -- 2000 children and 1000 men & women. 

The school going children have lost books, uniforms, bags to the fire. There is an urgent need to provide for the basic needs of the affected such as clothes, utensils, ration, sanitary items, etc.

 


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