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A Special Telethon To Raise Money For Homeless Affected By Coronavirus Lockdown

The novel coronavirus and a lockdown has hit the poor the hardest. Daily wage earners, homeless, migrant labour, and slum dwellers neither have food to eat nor money to buy. NDTV in collaboration with Oxfam India, a non-profit organisation, has initiated a drive to fight against the impact of coronavirus outbreak in the country. As part of the drive, a two-hour #India4All telethon has been organised to raise money to reach 50,000 families (2,50,000 individuals) with food and drinking water, and provide safety kits to frontline workers.

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  • Sidharth Malhotra
    Coronavirus has changed the world. Personal hygiene has become imperative. It's the nature and Earth telling us to hit a pause button.Sidharth MalhotraActor
  • Ekta Kapoor
    We never imagined that suddenly all work will get halt and people will become jobless. Ekta KapoorTelevision Producer
  • Dr Ashwath Narayan
    We are trying to ensure the supply of essential commodities and all the affected people are being provided with necessary items and measures are being taken in the best possible way.Dr Ashwath NarayanDeputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
  • Bhupesh Baghel
    In Chhattisgarh, we have given 70 kg rice to 56 lakh poor families. We are also feeding 2.5 lakh people every day.Bhupesh BaghelChief Minister, Chattisgarh
  • Boman Irani
    I think India has done pretty well in responding to the crisis of COVID-19.Boman Irani Actor
  • Bhumi Pednekar
    Actors have a great power of reaching out to people, educating them. Bhumi PednekarActor

About India4All Campaign

About India4All Campaign

India’s nationwide lockdown has hit the poor the hardest – the homeless, the migrant labour, those who live in slums, the daily wagers – India’s most vulnerable population. Hungry and homeless, these Indians have no money and no food.

Oxfam India has already started work in Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha. Nearly 22,000 packets of hot meals have been provided in Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Meals are being provided to at least 2000 migrant workers, just in Delhi.

We have reached out to over 6000 households with dry ration in Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

The idea is to quickly scale up the response in a big way to complement government’s efforts. The aim is to reach 50,000 families (250,000 individuals) with such direct delivery support as food (dry rations and cooked meals) and drinking water, safety kits for frontline workers and essential health and hygiene supplies (soap, disinfectants, sanitisers, masks, sanitary napkins etc).

The Oxfam India— NDTV #India4All telethon is a campaign that aims to raise awareness and also the money that such an effort requires. It aims to bring together India in support of its own, who are suffering terribly during a period that affects us all.

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Money Raised Will Be Used For:

1. Support the most vulnerable families with Food Items/Unconditional Cash Transfer to ensure their survival during the days of maintaining ‘Physical Distance'.
 
2. Distribution of the ‘Safety Kit for Service Providers’ with Protective Gears/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) among the frontline health workers and caregivers to protect them from infection. (N- 95 Masks, Hand Sanitisers, Gloves, Medical Aprons, Disposable Goggles, Handwashing Liquid).

 

3. Distribution of ‘Safety Kit for Community’ among the community members to help them protect from spread of the infection and installation of ‘Portable Hand Wash Stations’ at important places like Hospital, Panchayat, Health Centres, and at important places at community level also. (Hand Washing soaps, Liquid soaps, N- 95 Mask).
 
4. Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the vulnerable communities by creating awareness and sharing verified information about adopting prescribed protection measures through awareness vans, local media and digital messages.
 
5. Engage with the government and raise the issue of providing immediate economic assistance to the informal sector workforce and strengthening the public healthcare system by allocating more funds to it.

About The Partner

About The Partner

Oxfam has decades of experience in providing support, care and relief in times of crisis like these. From famine to Ebola we care for the poorest of the poor and help them survive and overcome tragedies like these.

Over the last decade itself, Oxfam India has delivered more than 40 highly effective humanitarian responses across the country; it has reached out to nearly 1.3 million people in India directly and supported affected communities of many times greater than size indirectly through recovery and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) interventions.

Oxfam India ensures that no one is discriminated against and no one is left behind. Let’s not forget those who have no homes, jobs, food.

Women and children need your support in this fight against coronavirus. Don’t leave them behind. They need our compassion and care.
 

*Disclaimer: NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon by Oxfam India to raise donations to combat COVID-19 virus. The donations are received by Oxfam India and shall be utilized according to a plan prepared and monitored by them. 

NDTV has no role to play in the use of donations and will not be liable for any claim(s) made by any person or entity, including any statutory or governmental authority, arising out of the collection or utilization of these donations.