CAF India’s
COVID Response Campaign – We did it, but we have miles to go

As the COVID-19 pandemic tightens its grip around the nation and case count reaching a new high every day, it’s becoming gradually arduous to contain the pandemic. CAF India has been in the forefront to help vulnerable communities ‘Build Back Better’ and bring on board the organization’s extensive experience in supporting disaster relief & rehabilitation operations and further linking them to sustainability by promoting resilience.  

I got the opportunity to be a part of the team that planned the outreach campaign that so far has been able to raise over Rs 15 crore and has reached out to over a million people with life-saving interventions. Today CAF India is reaching out to over 13 lakhs vulnerable population in the under resourced locations of 68 districts in 19 States and 2 Union Territories to contain the pandemic. The organization has covered every strata of the population like construction workers, daily wage earners, migrant labours, frontline health workers, police personnel, homeless population, elderly, refugee communities, transgender communities, mother and children. There has been significant work done in providing Protective Gears to Municipal Corporations, Health Departments and also contributed to the CM Relief fund in 6 States.