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#HungerFreeIndia: An Initiative To Support Children Facing Hunger Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

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Highlights Of #HungerFreeIndia Telethon: The Together With Children Initiative Aims To Support Millions Who Face Hunger During Coronavirus Outbreak

NDTV and World Vision India, a non-profit organisation, have joined hands to support millions of children and their families across India who continue to face hunger and inadequate nutrition caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When a strong defence against the virus is good nutrition and strong immunity, thousands of vulnerable children and their parents are uncertain of their next meal. Join the campaign and help us raise funds to reach out to thousands of families with immediate relief assistance and long-term recovery and rehabilitation programmes.

Here are the Highlights of the #HungerFreeIndia Telethon:

May 17, 2020
20:16 (IST)
A R Rahman, Oscar & Grammy Winning Composer on the telethon

Key Objectives

  1. To provide food security by distributing cooked food packages and dry ration kits
  2. Support the restoration and improvement of livelihoods to increase, diversify, stabilise and strengthen existing sources of income
  3. Support health facilities and health workers with essentials including personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, gloves, sanitisers
  4. Educate vulnerable communities and families on COVID-19 prevention, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and mental health.

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  • Abhijit Banerjee
    In this heat, children are on the road. All of us who belong to the Indian elite must hang our heads in shame. We should have had one nation, one ration card scheme a long long time ago.Abhijit BanerjeeNobel Laureate, Economics
  • AR Rahman
    It is terrifying what is happening with the children right now and how people especially children are suffering without food.AR RahmanOscar & Grammy Winning Composer, Music Producer & Singer
  • Madhur Bhandarkar
    At this moment, we all need to come together to ensure that there is no abuse or violence against children.Madhur BhandarkarFilm Director, Script Writer & Producer
  • Sanjeev Kapoor
    Malnutrition is very high in our country. The focus should be on keeping food simple but very nutritious by adding fortified food to increase protein and nutrition content in the food.Sanjeev KapoorChef, Enterpreneur & TV Host

About The Campaign

About The Campaign

Millions of children and their families across India continue to face hunger and inadequate nutrition caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. When a strong defence against the virus is good nutrition and strong immunity, thousands of vulnerable children and their parents are uncertain of their next meal.

World Vision India is closely working with the state governments and the district administration to provide people with basic essentials during this lockdown. So far we have distributed cooked meals to more than 200,000 people, provided rations to over 18,000 families, distributed over 324,000 masks and 12,446 personal protective equipment (PPEs) to health workers, among many other forms of assistance.

Join NDTV and World Vision India in raising the much needed funds we need to help us reach out to thousands of more families with immediate relief assistance and long-term recovery and rehabilitation programmes.

About The Partner

About The Partner

World Vision is one of the world’s leading child focused humanitarian organisations. Through development, relief and advocacy, we pursue fullness of life for every child by serving the poor and oppressed regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. With nearly 65 years of experience in India, World Vision India works in 140 districts impacting 26 lakh children and their families in over 6,200 communities spread across 24 states and 2 Union Territories of India. 

We work along with children, families and communities to address issues of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection, climate change, gender, disability and humanitarian emergencies in partnership with governments, civil society, donors and corporates.

Money Raised Will Be Used For

  • Food Security And Livelihood

    Food Security And Livelihood

    We are distributing cooked food packages & dry ration kits ensuring children and families do not go hungry. Our cash and voucher programmes allows families to meet any urgent need they may have. World Vision India will also support the restoration and improvement of livelihoods to increase, diversify, stabilise and strengthen existing sources of income.

  • Strengthen Health Systems And Health Workers

    Strengthen Health Systems And Health Workers

    Working closely with government authorities, we are supporting health facilities and health workers with PPE kits, surgical masks, gloves, thermometer, alcohol based hand rub, disinfectants, antibacterial soap etc. World Vision India is also distributing hygiene kits, has setup hand-washing stations in communities and has trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) to provide community based lifesaving health services.

  • Education, Child Protection and Psychosocial Support

    Education, Child Protection and Psychosocial Support

    We are educating vulnerable communities and families, giving them awareness message virtually, and through radio, on COVID prevention, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and mental health. Community volunteers, including Child Protection Units are trained to address all forms of child protection issues. World Vision India is also providing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to the affected children and their families.

* Disclaimer:

NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon by World Vision India to raise funds to reach out to thousands of families with immediate relief assistance and long-term recovery and rehabilitation programmes. The donations are received by World Vision 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.