AMYAA NGO, in collaboration with Grassroots UNITED NGOs and support of the Umeed Project, received 2,500 ration kits from CryptoRelief. Kasung Ngurup Damo, DC, Roing, launched the second phase of COVID -19 relief distribution by AMYAA NGO in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Damo applauded the organisations and volunteers behind the relief programme for their generous contribution towards public and social welfare amidst these difficult times of the pandemic. He advised the beneficiaries to strictly follow the SOPs and guidelines instructed by the district administration and also asked everyone to get vaccinated.
At a time when the nation is battling the second wave of COVID-19, AMYAA NGO has come forward to distribute dry ration kits to the neediest people of the region whose livelihood is worst hit by the pandemic.
The beneficiaries of the ration kits are mostly dependent on daily business activities, including labour work and selling vegetables. The president of AMYAA NGO, RK Paul said that the organisation is trying its best to reach out to donors and various organisations across India to mobilise and procure essential commodities and provide support to vulnerable individuals and families in the targeted districts of the state.
This year AMYAA NGO, during the first phase of relief distribution, had distributed 1000 relief rations to three districts (Lower Dibang Valley district, Namsai and Changlang District) along with 10000 face masks, 400 Oximeters and hand sanitisers in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh. “After the number of cases increased we realised 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,” he said.
“With the 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 were thankful to the organisations for providing them with ration kits. One such beneficiary, Bijay Thakur 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, said, “The condition is bad because of the lockdown. I would like to request all to help each other in whatever little way you can”.
The network Grassroots United has emerged as a platform for non-profits to present their efforts in a collective way to mobilise resources and ideas and collaborate on the way forward.
AMYAA NGO is also one of these grassroots NGOs from across India. The Umeed project had since then provided help and support to NGOs working at the ground level. They have been providing relief ration and medical equipment with support from Crypto relief.