Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected the healthcare sector, it has also brought out the humane side of individuals and organisations as they come forward and extended help to those who are left with food insecurity and social safety.

And one such organisation is a Delhi-based NGO Responsenet is providing relief and support to the vulnerable families in rural villages in Manipur’s Ukhrul district. So far, Responsenet, in collaboration with Eyar Production and PASDO (Participatory Action for Sustainable Development) has distributed food packages to around 500 households in the hill district.

This non-profit organisation is doing everything possible so that people living in the hilly district, including those villagers residing along the Indo-Myanmar border, did not go to sleep without food amid the pandemic.

So far, the food relief has reached villages along the Indo-Myanmar border like Kuingai, Tusom CV, Tusom Khullen, New Tusom, Poi, Challou, Chingai, apart from Hunphun and Hunpung in the district headquarters.

Each family received a food relief package comprised of rice, dal, potato, onion and salt, it said.

“Eyar Production is grateful to the team of Responsenet, especially Angela Nar and Megha, for reaching out to us, understanding our community situation. It was beyond our expectation that such food material will reach the community at such a time of need. We hope and look forward to working together in the future,” said Grace Rephung L, the founder of Eyar Production, a non-profit startup based in Ukhrul.

We would further like to collaborate with the organisations to bring sustainable changes and development in the community and to solve any prevailing social issues, poverty, gender inequality, evil violence and children education, and encourage in promoting self-support and self-employment to bring awareness and changes in the society, she added.

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