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

PUBLISHED ON: June 14, 2020 | Duration: 1 hr, 54 min, 58 sec

  
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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. In an attempt to help them cope with the crisis, the American India Foundation (AIF) in partnership with NDTV has launched an action-oriented campaign - Rebuilding Lives. As part of the campaign, a two-hour special telethon was organised to raise funds that will help migrant communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic get back on their feet. The funds raised through the telethon will be used in addressing health, education and livelihoods needs - both in the source and destination areas of migration.
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