The task force on children in Maharashtra is still mulling over opening the schools. Widespread concern on the learning losses and the forth coming challenges when the re-opening actually happens is being debated. Meanwhile 33 Zilla Parishad schools in the Maval taluka of Pune district have been getting ready with water filters for clean drinking water and hand washing stands for children.
This is what is being heard at different locations from people who have been suddenly caught up in the torrential rains and massive floods in Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts. On the 4th day of the flood the rescue operations continue and relief is trickling in slowly. While water has receded in Chiplun, Kolhapur and Sangli are still marooned and fear of increase of water levels is looming.
Thousands of people in our neighbouring districts of Satara, Kolhapur, Raigad, Sangli and Ratnagiri are calling for immediate assistance. Due to torrential rains, floods, landslides and rock falls these villagers have lost their houses, food stocks, clothes and household items. The death toll has risen above 140 and many more are missing. It is indeed a crisis situation.
Dear friends, join Gerry Rebello, on Facebook LIVE for an evening of music titled ‘Songs to UPLIFT & INSPIRE, to raise funds for the Help for Children in Need Foundation (HCNF), an NGO that aids crisis-stricken families and children among the poorest sections of society. Date & Time: Saturday, 8th May 2021. Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
The past few days have been deeply worrying and painful for many thousands of people in the country. Shortage of ventilators, oxygen, hospital beds and medicines have resulted in pushing up the number of dead per day beyond 3000. The daily infections have remained much over 300,000 per day for about 6 days. Life is disrupted in many places, cities and in some rural pockets.
As the second wave of Covid 19 infections grip our country, vivid and disturbing sights of migrant lives in turmoil return.
Losses of jobs, wages and homes, food insecurity and anxiety is driving migrants, who had returned to cities and towns in search of livelihoods, to urgently retrace their steps homeward.
We are halfway through December 2020 and for many, the end of the year couldn’t come quickly enough. 2020 has been the year of the COVID 19 pandemic. It has been extremely difficult for people all over the world. Almost 70 million (7 crores) have been infected and 1.6 million lost their lives. India alone witnessed around 1 crore infected and over 1.5 lakh casualties.
As we are getting ready for Diwali we need to stay safe and protect ourselves and those around us. HCNF is currently working with partners in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai and Parbhani supporting needy children and families with food, hygiene / education kits for 3500 families.
Warm greetings from Help for Children in Need Foundation (HCNF). Since our last update, the COVID 19 pandemic situation has changed significantly. The numbers which were earlier rising quickly have slowed down, particularly in the last 15 days as more daily recoveries have been reported than new infections.
India now has close to 3 million (30 lakhs) people testing positive for COVID-19. Close to 54000 have lost their lives. While the recovery numbers are good, hospitals are overflowing with active cases, especially in the most affected states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.