Supporting India’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 – a personal story

COVID-19 has changed the face of the entire world in the past couple of months. It has gravely affected the lives of thousands and livelihoods of millions of people from all sections of society. But the most affected, by far, are the people from the underprivileged sections. I reflected on the conundrum, whether there is any disease worse than hunger. The situation of the underprivileged section is heart-wrenching. Fueled by the urge that something had to be done to assist daily wage workers who struggle to acquire essential commodities, including food items, in these trying times, I embarked on the journey of raising funds for them.

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Over 150 countries represented at the Global Youth Summit, a virtual event designed to address the negative impacts of COVID-19 15 Governments and UN agencies announce support for the Global Youth Mobilization Summit calls for investment and prioritisation in mental health support, community and leadership development, digital activism, vaccine equity and support for education systems...
• Initiative led by the world’s six largest youth organizations and supported by the World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation will fund the work of young people in communities impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic • Impact of the global pandemic on young people to be addressed at Global Youth Summit • Young people will decide where the money goes and how it is spent • Global Youth Mobilization backed by UNICEF, USAID, UNFPA, European Commission, Salesforce, FIFA and Heads of State and Governments from around the world