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Since 1990, our organization has been developing poverty alleviation, protection, education, health and WASH programs in India. Currently, more than 600 million people suffer from malnutrition. In this time of crisis, most fear hunger even more than COVID-19.
In the slums, millions of migrant families are crammed together. Social distancing or confinement is impossible. They find themselves without resources to feed themselves and, out of fear of starvation, some have walked hundreds of kilometers along the roads to return to their villages - also contributing to the spread of the virus.
FXB India has been remarkably responsive, overcoming the restrictions imposed by the general lockdown, to disseminate accurate information about the virus to these communities, which we also trained on barrier gestures, made difficult by the lack of water and promiscuity.
We distributed several thousand hygiene kits, rations of dry food and milk for babies and organized medical consultations, particularly for people suffering from diabetes.
We have also remained on the front line to respond to the incessant distress calls from children and women suffering from domestic violence through our "Childlines", available 24 hours a day .
Although everything is uncertain, we are counting on the action of the communities we have formed, on their spirit of solidarity, so that no one is left out during this crisis.