Oxfam India's COVID-19 Response 2020-21

Oxfam India's COVID-19 Response 2020-21

  • 27 Apr, 2021

The second wave of the COVID-19 has completely broken down the healthcare system in the entire country. The sporadic night curfews and lockdowns have triggered an exodus of migrant workers from Delhi and Mumbai. 

Today, we are still facing the economic consequences of last year’s lockdown. Migrant and informal sector workers who had lost their jobs and source of income during those two months are still unable to get back on their feet. Families were still struggling to make ends meet when the second wave set in.

Looking back, we moved from immediate relief to to intermediate livelihood support. It was essential that the most marginalised and vulnerable families are made economically sustainable while also ensuring that we reach with food and safety kit wherever required.

Since March 2020, we have reached out with food, PPE and safety kits, cash, and now livelihood trainings in 16 states — Delhi, UP, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Maharashtra.

Here is an update of our work from March end in 2020 to March 30, 2021. 

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