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Let us uphold the spirit of NGO workers, who continue to work in the face of adversity

The lockdown affected the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities across the country, such as migrant labourers, waste pickers, single mothers, artisans and sex workers. It is to cushion the impact of the crisis on these sections, and to ensure their access to…

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CAF India’s COVID Response Campaign – We did it, but we have miles to go

As the COVID-19 pandemic tightens its grip around the nation and case count reaching a new high every day, it’s becoming gradually arduous to contain the pandemic. CAF India has been in the forefront to help vulnerable communities ‘Build Back Better’ and bring on board the organization’s extensive experience in supporting disaster relief…

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The need for humanitarian assistance across the world is growing

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on 19 August to pay tribute to relief workers, who risk their lives working for humanitarian causes, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.  As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, the…

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Investing for “Social Good”

The concept of ‘responsible business’ has its roots in ancient history. About 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, King Hammurabi decided to hold builders, innkeepers or farmers responsible if their negligence caused major inconvenience to local citizens. For centuries, many socially conscientious businesses have contributed to…

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Nurturing the Elderly in the times of COVID

Research organizations, medical professionals, national governments, WHO and other UN bodies, corporations and philanthropic organizations are all still trying to understand the corona virus outbreak, which WHO has called as a global pandemic. However, epidemiologists are certain about one thing – the pandemic has just…

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Rural MP and Chhattisgarh learn to combat Covid-19 and lockdown

The country has faced an unprecedented disaster in form of Covid -19 and the subsequent lockdown. As a result of this lockdown, public transport — railways, buses, taxis etc.— have come to a halt. The citizens are expected to come out of their houses only for…

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Corona Warriors Need our Respect and Support

Healthcare workers conduct check ups for migrant workers who returned to their village in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh India is at a critical stage in its fight against Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed thousands of lives, shaken the governments and thrashed markets. It has, however, failed to crush indomitable sprits of the corona warriors –…

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Delhi Slum Dwellers See a Ray of Hope Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

India is one of the most densely populated countries of the world. On an average 464 people live in an area of one square kilometer. And the urban slums in India are the most crowded and densely populated areas of the country. Sample this: the population density of Dharavi,…

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Can the Marginalised Communities Mitigate Covid-19?

As the coronavirus continues to spread and confine people to their homes, many are filling pages with their experiences of living through a pandemic. But how would a person sharing a tiny shanty with 10 people in a slum talk about self-quarantine? How can one…

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Washing your hands: First line of defense in battling COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and the virus has now spread to many countries and territories. While a lot is still unknown about the virus that causes COVID-19, we do know that it…

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