AMYAA NGO in collaboration with grassroots UNITED NGOs and support of Umeed Project received 2500 Ration Kits from CryptoRelief. Shri Kasung Ngurup Damo, DC Roing launched the second phase of COVID -19 Relief Distributions by AMYAA NGO. Speaking on the occasion he applauded all the organizations and volunteers behind the relief programme for their generous contribution towards public and social welfare during this difficult time of pandemic. He advised the beneficiaries to strictly follow the SOPs and guidelines instructed by the district administration. He also asked everyone to get vaccinated to protect self, family and others from corona virus.
At a time when the whole nation is battling the second wave of COVID-19, AMYAA NGO have come forward to distribute dry ration kits to the most needy people of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh whose livelihood is worse hit by the Pandemic.
The beneficiaries of dry ration kits are mostly dependent on daily business activities including labour work and selling vegetables. R. K Paul, President of AMYAA NGO said that the organization is trying its best in reaching out to donors and various organizations across India to mobilize and procure essential commodities and provide support to vulnerable individuals and families in the targeted districts of the state. He stated that, “This year AMYAA NGO during the first phase of relief distribution had distributed 1000 relief ration to three district (Lower Dibang Valley district, Namsai and Changlang District) 10000 face masks, 400 Oximeters, hand sanitizers in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases at Arunachal Pradesh. “After the number of cases increased we realized that it is going to be very difficult for those who earn their livelihood on daily basis. That is why we started the relief drive to help and motivate these vulnerable families.”
“With these second phase of relief drive AMYAA NGO aims to provide relief ration to 2500 families in Arunachal Pradesh. As of now 600 ration kits had been sent to Namsai district after coordinating with the District Administration and 500 ration packages is yet to be dispatched for Anini, Dibang Valley District. This has been worked out in contact with the District Administration of Dibang Valley and once the weather and road condition improves we shall be sending it” stated Paul Chawang.
The beneficiaries of this drive are thankful to these organizations for providing them with ration kits. One such beneficiary, Bijay Thakur from Chetah-II said, “Since last year we had been fighting COVID-19. NGOs have been helping us a lot. They had delivered food packets last year and I am very grateful that they are helping us even this year.” Karan Chetri, another beneficiary, extended gratitude to the NGOs for helping them. “The condition is bad because of the lockdown. I would like to request all to help each other in whatever little way you can”. Realizing the need for a common platform to tackle the challenges of COVID-19, a WhatsApp group in the name GrassrootsUNITEDngos has been was formed by a team from Umeed Project. The network Grassroots United has emerged as a platform for non-profits to present their efforts in a collective way to mobilize resources and ideas and collaborate on the way forward. AMYAA NGO is also one among these grassroots NGOs from across India. Umeed project had since then providing help and support to NGOs working at ground level. They had been providing relief ration and medical equipment with support from Crypto relief.