Under the EU Supported Muktee Project
The country-wide lockdowns enforced to curb the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic have had devastating consequences for the lakhs of migrant workers stranded in big cities such as Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Overnight men and women working as contractual labour on construction sights, in manufacturing units, small restaurants and dhabas, tea shops, those working as domestic workers and rikshaw pullers have lost their livelihood. With little or no access to social security, food supplies, proper sanitation and no place to stay, these people remain extremely vulnerable during this crisis.
Under the EU supported ‘Muktee’ project, implemented across 4 Districts of Madhya Pradesh, Traidcraft Exchange along with its partner Jansahas is working with Dalit and Adivasi families at risk of bondage and slavery.
Over the last month, our teams have been closely monitoring the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable Dalit and Adivasi families in the region. A rapid assessment of the situation of 3196 migrant families revealed certain key challenges and areas of urgent action.