Bhubaneswar based NGO NYDHEE joined hand with GOONJ to support marginalised communities in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: NYDHEE, a Bhubaneswar based NGO has joined hand with GOONJ, a national level voluntary organisation to support marginalised communities in Khurda district those are affected by lockdown in the view of coronavirus pandemic.
“Many social organisations of the state have come forward to help needy population in the current pandemic situation; we are also doing our bit to serve the lowest strata of the society. Under the GOONJ supported Rahat COVID 19 programme, we mainly focus to help most vulnerable community amongst the affected such as daily wage workers, migrant brick kilns workers, differently abled person, Transgender community members, street children and beggars in their time of need, “ Prasant Muduli, secretary of NYDHEE who monitor the relief activities shared.
He further added that, in our response to COVID-19 we are following the inclusive DRR model by “leave no one behind”. During the pandemic, People have been forced to remain indoors but these vulnerable groups have gotten the raw end of the deal. Previously they have been living hand to mouth; now with declaration of lockdown most of them neither have money nor food. They are facing multiple survival threats at a time due to spread of COVID-19 and loss of livelihood.
During the last week, the volunteers of NYDHEE had distributed dry rations kits (dal, cooking oil, sugar, vegetables) and sanitation kits to more than 700 at risk population living in the city of Bhubaneswar and adjacent area. The volunteers of the organisation reached out to migrant labourers from ST community living in kandalei, Pitagadia villages near chandaka forest area and brick kilns workers in Bhubanapur of Balianta block. Relief kits were also provided to Transgender community members and differently abled persons in the city as they have been worst hit due to the complete lockdown.
In addition to supporting these families with dry rations, volunteers are educating the households through digital medium on hand washing, social distancing and other measures they must adapt to avoid contamination. Some cases, they are helping the target groups to access various welfare schemes/assistance declared by government.
The volunteers have been taking necessary hygiene precautions by wearing gloves and face masks and using hand sanitizers during relief distribution.

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