Our team, with around 7 grassroots partner organisations, local governing bodies and volunteers, has started working in the state for distribution of essentials like rations and basic utilities. We have been able to reach out in parts of districts of Alipurduar, Malda, Birbhum, Medinipur, Jhargram, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Purulia, Uttar Dinajpur and Kalimpong, prioritising landless farmers and vulnerable sections like the transgender community and sex workers, who traditionally have less access to resources. A large section of natives, as well as tea garden estates’ migrant labourers, have been severely affected. In many areas access to basic food items has become a challenge, and the most hard-hit in this regard have also been the Aanganwadis, the children who used to get midday meals in schools and distressed labourers hailing from UP and Bihar stranded here.
As of now Goonj has started its relief operations in 12 states and building it across more. The need is huge.. We are there.. Need You too !! Monetary donations for logistics and bulk purchases — https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/ Urgently needed- bulk quantities dry rations, toiletries, hygiene packs in bulk. You can also contribute through Donatekart- https://www.donatekart.com/Goonj/Goonj-Corona-Relief