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    Children of Migrant Workers Deprived of Nutrition & Vaccines as Anganwadis Remain Dysfunctional

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    Children from vulnerable families across India are being deprived of nutritious food and vaccines as anganwadis remain shut and the health system finds itself over-burdened and fragile.

    “No One Should Die of Starvation When the Godowns are Overflowing” Say Right to...

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    The PDS system often leaves out the undocumented poor but the universalisation of the scheme could prevent starvation deaths in times of the pandemic.

    Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to Loss of 400 Millions Jobs in 2020

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    The coronavirus pandemic has led to a loss of 400 million jobs around the world, Africa and Asia are among the worst affected regions.
    POVERTY IN INDIA

    UN Warns:Pandemic Will Push 50 Million People Into Extreme Poverty Without Food Security

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    Shoring up global food security is key to tackling the pandemic’s economic fallouts and its potential to push nearly 50 million more people into extreme poverty.
    The Unplanned Nationwide Lockdown

    For Uttar Pradesh’s Poverty Stricken Migrant Workers, “Coronavirus is Better Than Hunger”

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    Hundreds of Uttar Pradesh's 30 lakh-migrant workers who returned back during the lockdown are going back to cities like Mumbai for employment even though it puts their lives at risk.
    Economy in pandemic

    Bruised, Battered and Humiliated: The Story of Migrant Workers

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    The migrant class finds itself amid a flood of difficulties. Absent from rhetorical politics and public conscience, who will pay heed to their agonies?

    How Mumbai’s poorest neighbourhood is battling to keep coronavirus at bay

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    More than a month before the Indian government imposed a national lockdown, Shivaji Nagar residents, supported by the NGO Apnalaya, adopted their own measures to counter the pandemic.
    DHAKA CITY

    The Starving Urban Poor in Dhaka and Chittagong

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    The plight of the urban poor in Bangladesh is a reminder of inadequate package rollouts and inefficient mechanisms to reach out to affected populations.
    Jyoti Kumari

    Why Must it Take a Jyoti Kumari to Cycle from Gurugram to Darbhanga to...

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    Visuals of 15-year old Jyoti Kumari cycling from Gurugram to Darbhanga with her ailing father over seven days amid the lockdown have gone viral and the likes of Ivanka Trump have called her story inspiring.

    Exploitation, Sustained Effort or Dispossession: Contouring the Urban Narrative Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

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    As the pandemic takes a toll, it is important to ask what is shaping the larger political narrative. Is it the commodification of the suffering of the poor and marginalised or a genuine framework of extended state led measures?

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