Berhampur: As the Covid-19 pandemic reaches new corners of the country, the NGO community in India has been preparing itself to respond to the unexpected needs that the crisis is producing. Youth for Social Development a grass root development organization working in Ganjam district of Odisha with the most marginalized and vulnerable communities creating awareness among people, provide food basket to the most vulnerable people and request people to register the migrants expected to back home in the post lockdown period.
YSD providing food baskets to more than 1660 most vulnerable and returning migrant families in last 11 days in 5 blocks (Khallikote, Kabisuryanagar, Purusottampur, Hinjilicut and Sheragada) in Ganjam district of Odisha. Awareness was created among communities in these 5 blocks on preventive measures like maintain social distancing, use of mask, frequent hand washing using soap, stay home, register retuning migrants for institutional quarantine, and special care for elderly people and children to mitigate the disaster COVID-19.
YSD also provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit to the frontline worker like Aangawadi Worker, Helper, ASHA and ANM in 3 blocks in Ganjam district of Odisha.
YSD staff and volunteers specifically request people who are expecting to return from other districts and states to their home in the post lock down period. Ganjam district is expecting more than 3 lakhs distress migrants from Gujrat, Maharastra, Kerala, Tamilnadu and other states.
YSD has target to feed more than 3000 distress families across in Ganjam district in Odisha. The staffs and the volunteers of YSD have been specially trained to keep them safe during the relief distribution and maintain all kinds of health and hygiene protocols. The organization has a long experience in humanitarian assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and has been working since 2013 cyclone Phailin.