Covid-19: Ensure supply of midday meals amid closure, says SC
12-Year-Old Walks 3 Days Amid Lockdown, Dies Just An Hour From Home
Bijapur, Chhattisgarh: A 12-year-old girl died after walking nearly 150 km from Telangana to her native Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, desperate because of the extended nationwide lockdown to fight coronavirus. Jeeta Madkami, who worked in chilli fields to earn for her family, collapsed and died just an hour away from her village.
Coronavirus: The children struggling to survive India’s lockdown
Tens of thousands are calling helplines daily while thousands are going to bed hungry as the country shuts down to battle the pandemic.
With 472 million children, India has the largest child population in the world and campaigners say the lockdown has impacted around 40 million children from poor families.
No Safe Haven: Children in Rural India May be at Risk
Corona impact: Free lunch scheme for school children goes off the menu
320 million children worldwide missing out on meals due to COVID-19: WFP
The COVID-19 nutritional crisis: What to expect and how to protect
The crisis will damage the nutritional status of vulnerable groups through multiple mechanisms. We can expect a dangerous decline in dietary quality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) stemming from the income losses related to government-mandated shutdowns and de-globalization, as well as from the freezing of food transfer…
100 million Indians fall through gaps in food safety net, economists urge rethink on Covid-19 relief
Millions of Indians live on the verge of hunger even in normal times. Now, with the coronavirus epidemic sweeping the world and India declaring a five week-long economic lockdown to contain it, hunger threatens an even larger population which has no income to buy food.
A gendered view of the Covid-19 crisis
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