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CJP steps in to help members of an impoverished nomadic tribe Supplies rations to the Nathpanthi Dawari Gosavi Samaj spread across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane

When the national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus started, it had a disproportionately harder impact on people hailing from socio-economically backward communities. People belonging to historically oppressed and marginalized communities, castes and tribes were some of the worst affected. One such group comprised members of the Nathpanthi Dawari Gosavi Samaj who were…

CJP Assam: Fighting Lockdown Hunger in remote areas CJP battles the acute food crisis that is affecting the most marginalised

CJP Assam is going that extra mile, and then some, to reach the remotest areas of Assam, dwellers of the tribal region, the migrant workers and some of the most marginalised sections of the society. As they face an acute food crisis, we want to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry. Support us…

CJP Assam: Reaching remote areas to provide relief to the hungry CJP team in Assam is mobilising the community to ensure aid reaches far flung areas

CJP’s Assam team is going that extra mile to distribute rations to quarantined families and families of detainees, amid the nationwide lockdown. Our team’s efforts are not limited to providing relief and aid to NRC affected families, but also all other such people in need, particularly the destitute, orphans and most marginalised people. This is…

CJP against Hunger: Relief work continues 24/7 Food packet deliveries made even over the weekend to families in need

CJP has been at work non-stop to help provide rations and essentials to low-income families across Mumbai to help them tide over the Covid-19 lockdown. Our relief efforts are on day and night and even on the weekends. On Saturday, April 4, Teesta Setalvad, made arrangements for relief supplies for 50 families in Beed in…

CJP against Hunger: Team Assam goes that extra mile to distribute rations to quarantined families, families of detainees CJP team in Assam has even mobilised the community to ensure aid reaches more people

CJP’s campaign in Assam has taken a new colour given the prevailing lockdown situation in the entire country. Labourers, daily wage earners, sex workers, people from low in come families in containment zones and migrant workers are few sections of the society which have benefitted from the relentless efforts of the CJP team in Mumbai…

CJP against Hunger: Almost 1,500 families served in one day! Part of CJP’s campaign with Prayas, Ek Koshish amidst the Covid-19 lockdown

On Friday, April 3, CJP undertook the preparation and delivery of the single largest consignment of relief supplies for low-income families in one day. With our partners at Prayas, Ek Koshish, we provided groceries and essential supplies for 1,489 families. As you know, we have been working with Prayas, Ek Koshish, a humanitarian aid organisation working…

CJP against Hunger: Rations and essentials provided to migrant workers Some of them were trapped in containment zones facing starvation!

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the entire nation into a lockdown, migrant workers have suffered a sudden loss of livelihood. CJP has been receiving appeals for help from many such families across Mumbai. Teesta Setalvad who leads CJP and is a journalist and human rights worker with several decades of work behind her, has a…

CJP against Hunger: Essentials supplied to needy families from the North East Part of our campaign with Tangkhul Welfare Society Mumbai

Racism has raised its ugly head even amidst these trying times. Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, people from North Eastern states have been at the receiving end of racial slurs and social ostracism. Our fellow Indians are being accused of not only being Chinese, but also spreading the virus! This has impacted their social…

CJP against Hunger: Overcoming hurdles to serve the needy Team CJP soldiers on despite challenges like dwindling food supplies and a transport strike!

Ever since the nationwide lockdown was announced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, CJP’s chief concern has been to ensure nobody goes to bed hungry. But, the haphazard manner in which the lockdown was announced, has led to challenges in providing relief to those in need. We are acutely aware of how daily-wagers and…

CJP against Hunger: Our relief efforts during the Covid-19 lockdown A Photo Feature showing how CJP and Prayas are providing rations and essentials to the needy

Ever since the nationwide lockdown was announced to curb the spread of Covid-19, CJP and our partner organisations have been hard at work procuring foodgrains, vegetables, and other essentials to deliver to low-income families of daily wage workers whose income sources have dried up. Here’s a look at some of our on-ground efforts with our…

Help Mumbai’s sex workers and their families tide over the CoVid-19 lockdown CJP joins hands with Jimme Foundation and Kranti to provide relief to over 200

Sex workers have always been forced to live on the fringes of society. Even today they are one of the most exploited and marginalised communities. The proliferation of the coronavirus has brought sex work to a grinding halt, and thus affected the only means of income for these families. Now, CJP has joined hands with…

Help people living in Mumbai’s low-income neighbourhoods survive the Covid-19 lockdown CJP joins hands with Prayas, Ek Koshish to help families living in slum areas

Mumbai’s slums are home to taxi and auto rickshaw drivers, vegetable vendors, carpenters, scrap purchasers, delivery boys, waiters, domestic helps, people with HIV and many others who barely make ends meet even in the best of times. Due to the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the Corona Virus, there is widespread anxiety among these people. Now, CJP has joined hands…

Help Mumbai’s urban poor and underprivileged communities tide over the CoVid-19 crisis CJP joins hands with CPD and HALWA to provide groceries to low-income families

Amidst a nationwide lockdown to check the spread of the Corona Virus, low income families have been left with no means of sustenance in the absence of an assured income. These are people who work low-wage jobs in the informal sector, daily wage earners and even the scores of homeless people. Now, CJP has joined…

UN Secretary General says Yemen is “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”

In his remarks to the Pledging Conference on Yemen, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Yemen “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” saying that more than 22 million people in the country require “humanitarian aid and protection.” He added that around 18 million people are “food insecure; one million more than when we convened last year.” Guterres said that…

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