An unprecedented humanitarian crisis has unfolded due to the pandemic that is being experienced in recent times. A health crisis has caused a toll on economic activities and forced us to change our day-to-day life. After the first lockdown in march 2020, we realized that there is an immediate need for intervention. Scenes of migrant labor walking thousands of kilometers to reach their homes shook us from within. With limited resources at our disposal, we decided to stand with people in need. As time went by we got support from various organizations, youth, social groups, and institutions.
The immediate response of SHEDO to the COVID crisis was providing cooked meals, water, snacks, and other essentials to 5000+ migrant workers who continued to travel back last year. SHEDO reached out to 1000+ families with ration kits, distributed 500+ medical kits, and along with youth volunteers we were continuously on the ground helping people with oxygen supply, bed availabilities, medicines, plasma, and cooked food for patients.