Rebuilding Lives - An Action-Oriented Campaign To Rebuild Lives Of Migrant Communities

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#RebuildingLives: An Initiative To Rehabilitate Migrant Workers Affected By COVID-19 Lockdown

Around 40 million migrant daily-waged workers have been hit hard by COVID-19. As they reach home enduring unprecedented ordeals, they face the risk of hunger, indebtedness and prolonged unemployment. Their families face high infection risk and their children, particularly girls, the loss of learning. While the need of the hour is for immediate relief to serve urgent needs, equal attention is required towards a sustainable and resilient rebuilding of lives through a multi-pronged response, addressing health, education and livelihoods needs - both in the source and destination areas of migration. American India Foundation (AIF) has joined hands with NDTV to raise awareness and resources to rehabilitate migrant families.

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MONEY RAISED WILL BE USED FOR

  • Emergency Relief

    Emergency Relief

    • Address immediate needs of migrants through food
    • Provide hygiene essentials/unconditional money transfers

     

  • Livelihoods

    Livelihoods

    • At least one member of a migrant household acquires a fresh skill/get upskilled
    • Migrant household gain livelihood to increase household income

     

  • Public Health

    Public Health

    • Protect and train community health workers (CHW) on pandemic preparedness and using digital tools
    • Support vulnerable communities in protecting themselves from Covid-19

     

  • Education

    Education

    • Bridge the educational and digital divide through techno-pedagogy and virtual learning in government schools in a COVID-safe environment
    • Ensure continuity of education and remediation in community settings especially for young girls and adolescents

     

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Highlights Of Rebuilding Lives Telethon: A Campaign To Rehabilitate Migrant Workers Affected By Coronavirus Lockdown

Around 40 million migrant daily-waged workers have been hit hard by the lockdown imposed in the wake of COVID-19. Rebuilding Lives is an action-oriented campaign by American India Foundation (AIF) in partnership with NDTV to rebuild the lives of migrant communities. The need of the hour is for immediate relief to serve urgent needs, equal attention is required towards a sustainable and resilient rebuilding of lives through a multi-pronged response, addressing health, education and livelihoods.

Here are the highlights of the #RebuildingLives Telethon:

Jun 15, 2020
00:27 (IST)
Nishant Pandey: For the first time, the scale and the challenge of migrant population has become visible

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  • Taapsee Pannu
    The entire world is going through the pandemic but our country is going through a major humanitarian crisis along with the pandemic. Let's try to repair the damage.Taapsee Pannu Actor
  • KK Shailaja
    Now, people are coming back from the epicentre. It is more difficult now to flatten the curve now. 99 per cent of the patients are those who have come back from other parts of the country and world.KK ShailajaMinister for Health & Social Welfare, Kerala
  • Pratap Jena
    I'm pleased to acknowledge the efforts of American India Foundation in supporting the government's effort of taking care of migrants and needy families in the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Pratap JenaMinister, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development, Odisha
  • Ashwath Narayan
    Since we know most about the virus, we know the challenges, the system is in place, we can handle any kind of challenges now. Now, we need to strongly support the revival of the economy and livelihood. Ashwath Narayan Deputy Chief Minister, Karnataka

About the Campaign

About the Campaign

Around 40 million migrant daily-waged workers have been hit hard by COVID-19 induced economic distress, lockdowns, travel bans and social distancing requirements.

As they reach home enduring unprecedented ordeals, they face the risk of hunger, indebtedness and prolonged unemployment.

Their families face high infection risk and their children, particularly girls, the loss of learning. 

While the need of the hour is for immediate relief to serve urgent needs, equal attention is required towards a sustainable and resilient rebuilding of lives through a multi-pronged response, addressing health, education and livelihoods needs - both in the source and destination areas of migration. 

This crisis has also shown us the spirit of our community. We are truly inspired by the way citizens, non-profits, corporates and the government have come together to help those in need. As first responders,

American India Foundation (AIF) has served 272,000 people across 16 states of India and has now joined hands with NDTV to raise awareness and resources to complement the government’s efforts to rehabilitate migrant families.

About The Partner

About The Partner

The American India Foundation (AIF) is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India.

Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded in 2001 in the aftermath of the devastating Gujarat earthquake by the Indian diaspora in the USA, AIF has impacted the lives of 6.7 million of India’s poor. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF is transforming lives across 26 states of India while addressing these issues on a regional, country, and international scale.

Disclaimer*

NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon with American India Foundation (AIF) as the implementation partner to raise donations to rebuild lives of migrant communities who have been hit hard by COVID-19. The donations are received by AIF 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.