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    Weʼve raised £1,660 to Disaster relief for West Bengal workers hit by covid-19 and Super Cyclone Amphan

    Kolkata, India
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th September 2020

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    Please help the 'forgotten ones' of the lockdown and hurricane crisis in India's West Bengal!

    Jamalo Madkam was just 12 years old, the only child of her parents. Extreme poverty had pushed the girl to work as a daily wage earner in the Indian state of Telengana.

    The nation-wide Covid-19 lockdown meant no job and days without food. Madkam and a group of other migrant workers decided to return home on foot. For Madkam, the 100km journey ended in death due to electrolyte imbalance and exhaustion, barely 11 km from home.

    The strict lockdown measures against covid-19, severing transport links, have taken a toll on the nation’s estimated 100 million migrant workers, triggering an exodus from cities where they worked in garment factories, building sites and brick kilns. India has no central registry of migrant workers and the day labourers, rickshaw pullers and hauliers who work on an informal basis have no social security to fall back on.

    In West Bengal hundreds of thousands of informal labourers are now totally destitute. To add to this misery, the region was hit recently by the biggest super-cyclone ever recorded that swept away whole villages and razed to the ground the flimsy houses that these people called home.

    The Just Solutions Network local team, led by Nilambar Bhuinya, our Regional Representative, has launched this appeal to help these forgotten victims of the lockdown. Every thousand pounds that we raise can support 80 families for about 10 days. Thank you for your support.

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    • Victor THORPE2 years ago
      Victor THORPE

      Victor THORPE

      2 years ago

      Joining Forces for Effective Direct Action As the covid-19 crisis worsens for India's unprotected informal workers in West Bengal we have joined our efforts with the Direct Initiative for Social & Health Action - DISHA - who have a distribution and volunteer network already established in the region. Our regional representative, Nilambar Bhuinya, is now on the Board of DISHA and will maintain oversight. Grateful thanks to all who have donated to this vital work. Please share this appeal with others of your network, as the need continues!

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    • Victor THORPE2 years ago
      Victor THORPE

      Victor THORPE

      2 years ago

      As the lockdown deepens across India, the numbers of destitute workers increase. The community kitchens opened by our colleagues in Kolkata region have long lines of desperate people seeking food for themselves and their families every day. Your continued donations go directly to those most affected. Thank you!

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    • Victor THORPE3 years ago
      Victor THORPE

      Victor THORPE

      3 years ago

      Just Solutions' India team leader, Neel Bhuinya, and his colleagues have now opened a community kitchen to support distressed informal sector workers in Kolkata left in destitution by industry closures during the covid lockdown

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    11

    • Sarah Roberts

      Sarah Roberts

      Jul 23, 2020

      £500.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 16, 2020

      Best Wishes from Lauren

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 6, 2020

      Hi Vic - much success with this. All my best.

    • Sabita Banerji

      Sabita Banerji

      Jul 4, 2020

      Thank you for organising this, Vick.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 3, 2020

      £10.00

    • YL

      YL

      Jul 3, 2020

      Good luck with this initiative and keep up the good work !

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 3, 2020

      A laudable initiative from JSN. You can reply on our support.

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