SEEDS Joins fight against Coronavirus, activates action Serving the most vulnerable and invisible

SEEDS is reaching out to economically vulnerable people in partnership with Government of India and state governments of Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttarakhand in India. We are actively working in in close coordination with Governments to respond to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic. SEEDS is committed in reaching out and supporting these invisible individuals – the elderly, children, and frontline health workers of the communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak in their time of need. Together, we will overcome this pandemic by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected.

SEEDS Response to COVID-19 focuses on immediate needs in the following areas:

  1. Financial and essential services support to the daily wage earners
  2. Support to district administration for complementing and supplementing public health systems
  3. Supply of hygiene kits and food rations to marginalised families, old age homes and orphanages
  4. Support to Government for establishment of temporary quarantine facilities, where needed

Please make your contribution today to support fight against COVID-19 and help us contain the Novel Corona Virus outbreak in India. Your support can help us strengthen government’s efforts towards it too.

Rs. 500: Meal kit for a family for a week

Meal kit for a family of 5 consisting of a combination of wheat flour, rice, oil, salt and pulses.

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Rs. 1500: Family hygiene kit for a month supply

Hygiene kit for a family with a month’s supply consisting of with soap bar, liquid soap, detergent, utensil washing soap, sanitary pads, disinfectant liquid and towel.

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Rs. 5000: Financial support to a daily wage worker
Monetary support for sustenance of daily wage earners, who have temporarily lost their jobs and are unable to access food and essential items.

For further information contact:
Ms. Pritha Purkayastha, Co-ordinator, Resource Mobilisation and Partnership
Mobile: +91 98685 06347 | Email: pritha@seedsindia.org

COVID-19 related support information and resources:

A warm thank you to all SEEDS members and volunteers in supporting to compilation and translation of this resource information.

1)COVID-19 related information for the Elderly

While most people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, will experience mild symptoms similar to a cold or the flu, elderly are more vulnerable to get very sick. Evidence shows that adults aged 60 years and older or those with chronic medical conditions (such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes) seem to be at highest risk of complications and fatality rates.
Download the information in English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Assamese,Urdu

2) COVID-19: Myth vs. Reality

While we are overwhelmed with information about the novel coronavirus and the outbreak of the disease as a result of it, COVID-19, it is important to take a moment to verify the authenticity of such information in in the interest of safety. Here are some myths or misinformation that is being propagated and the realities we should be aware of! Download in: English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada

3) Psychosocial Care and Well Being

The outbreak of COVID-19 can be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and can cause strong emotions. The fear of being out of control and unable to tolerate uncertainty are common characteristics of many anxiety disorders. Current circumstances could make it worse for people with existing mental health issues. few things that are suggested to help with mental health can be downloaded in English, Malyalam, Hindi, Kannada.

4)Preventing Social Stigma

Social stigma in the context of health is the negative association between a person or group of people who share certain characteristics and a specific disease. The current COVID-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviours against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virus. Few things that are suggested to curb this social stigma during these times can be downloaded here: Kannada, English