In June, Rajat saw a shocking report on local television about the Patra family. They live with nine children in a “cave of garbage”. The report motivated us to help.
Covid-19 is spreading rapidly in India. Our employees continue to distribute relief supplies. Each of our business areas is affected. An update.
May 2020: The Indian population is already in the third phase of the curfew (= lockdown), which is to remain in force until May 17. Here and there, minimal easements of the measures were created, but in total, the 1.3 billion Indians have been living under strict curfew for 8 weeks in a row.
April 30, 2020: The lockdown has been extended until 3 May (with allowance of basic supply). It proved to be very difficult to get enough food for distribution. Therefore we quickly switched to giving only the raw food, always for 4 weeks.
April 05, 2020: UPPAHAR starts distributing basic food to stranded migrant workers and the poorest who are most affected by the Corona crisis.