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IDIA Supports 900+ Families Under Its "COVID 19 + Cyclone Amphan Relief Work" Initiative [Support IDIA]

6 July 2020 7:03 AM GMT
IDIA Supports 900+ Families Under Its COVID 19 + Cyclone Amphan Relief Work Initiative [Support IDIA]
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As part of its "COVID 19 + Cyclone Amphan relief work", the IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access) has reached out to about 1,000 disadvantaged families, to provide them with food provisions and spread awareness regarding the Government's social security schemes.

As per a press note issued by the Charitable Trust, they have reached out to around 980 families in 9 villages in and around Sunderbans in West Bengal and they now aim to reach out to 2000 families in total.

Under this initiative, they not only distribute the provisions but also spoke to the villagers about preventive measures for COVID19 such as physical distancing, sanitizing and washing hands.

The volunteers associated with the project also apprise the villagers about various social security schemes, such as government ration, etc., that may be availed by updating government issued ID cards.

Inter alia, the Trust is doing a survey to understand the possible future economic activities for the villagers, "as sporadic relief distribution can't be a solution for them in the long run". As of now, IDIA's alumni, Nazrul Molla, has taken the lead to conduct the survey in Purandar village in Sunderbans.

To contribute towards the relief work, Click Here.

For more details, reach out to Arnab Roy, Director (Operations) at IDIA at: [email protected]

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