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Migrant Labourers - Tired Feet: Walk in Solidarity

On Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 23:08
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I hope we all remember how migrant labourers suffered during the sudden lockdown last year in India. The first thing that comes to my mind are images of ‘tired feet’ and ’hunger’. I can not believe millions of feet had to walk thousands of miles to get their homes, and many of them never made it.

One of my inspirations from India is Ashif Shaikh, the founder of ‘Jan Sahas’ (‘People’s Courage). Karuna is very fortunate to serve his vision to help migrant labourers in India.

With partners’ support, Jan Sahas successfully supported over 1 million migrants last year.

  • Between April and June last year, they were able to facilitate relief for less than 1 million migrant workers across 19 states
  • They have developed a database of more than 1.5 million migrant workers and connected the workers with government skill mapping and job initiatives
  • Facilitate entitlement delivery for less than 58,000 workers

Please come and hear directly from Ashif Shaikh, project partner from India, about his “Migrants Resilience Collaborative” initiative.

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