Emergency Sustenance and Crisis Support
enCOMPASSion believes in showing up and helping out in whatever way one can. As of March, 2020, we have been actively involved with emergency relief support to communities dealing with a crisis.
In the first half of March, we were involved in emergency collective trauma counselling work for those affected by the violence in Northeast Delhi. Here’s an example of our work: Project Report – Gokulpuri.
Due to the Covid-19 Lockdown, however, we pressed pause on our work in Northeast Delhi, and brought our focus to Noida, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad.
As we know, the Covid-19 lockdown has impacted the lives and livelihoods of thousands of migrant labourers and daily wagers who work across Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad. Currently stranded without a source of income or food, they are struggling to survive.
NOIDA COVID RELIEF 2020
enCOMPASSion – a Goonj partner – and Fidus Law Chambers are working actively to support migrant labourers and daily wagers survive the lockdown.
We provide Relief Kits (dry ration, hygiene, and vegetables) to our migrant labourers and daily wagers, who are stranded without access to livelihood or sustenance, in Noida, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad. We also respond to SOS calls from some parts of Delhi.
As of May 29, we have reached 20,211 migrant labourers and daily workers, thanks to all your support.
MIGRANT TRAVEL SUPPORT
Now, as the lockdown restrictions are easing, many people are trying to make their way home. Even though transport for these workers is beginning to be arranged back to their home states, they often find themselves relocated from one place to another, with long waiting hours and no clear destination in sight.
Given the current situation, as of May 27, enCOMPASSion has added a pillar to our relief work: to provide NON-PERISHABLE FOOD KITS to workers beginning their long journeys back home, as it may often be the case that they will find themselves with no food for many hours, even days at end.
WHAT WE DO:
enCOMPASSion has partnered with Fidus Law Chambers and Goonj, to bring assistance to those in need. We have been heavily supported in our work by many partners, local volunteers, friends, and fellow-relief-workers. We are also very grateful to the Police and Local Administration in the areas we have reached, as this helps us to ensure our distributions are safe for all concerned. We extend our gratitude to our donors and well-wishers — without you, this is not possible.
HOW WE DO IT:
To ensure our Relief Kits reach our target demographic, we have instituted the following process:
1. Robust Verification: Once the request comes in on our online form, we do a telephonic verification followed by an on-ground assessment.
2. Coupons: For larger requirements, we distribute Relief Coupons prior to Distribution.
3. Sourcing: Through Goonj Relief Kits, or through procurement from wholesalers.
4. Distribution: In coordination with the local police departments, and through dedicated, trusted volunteers.
5. Social Distancing and Safety: The support from the police department also ensures that all guidelines of social distancing are followed.
Please contribute in cash or kind to our Campaign: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-goonj-encompassion
We invite you to be part of this chain of support, do contribute and/or spread the word!
Through Campaign Asha (Hope), we ask for your help to make sure no one goes to bed hungry, and everyone goes home safe. Stand with us and help us to get everyone through this crisis.
Every drop counts!