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NGO distributing food among poor people hit by lockdown

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GUWAHATI, April 4 - Small Wish International, as an emergency measure and focusing on saving lives during the lockdown period, has provided more than 1,100 food aid packages in the slums of Guwahati.

Its members have informed that they will continue to help the poor families in this hour of crisis.

�Small Wish International realises that the people belonging to the below poverty line have been severely affected due to the lockdown and also realises that the lockdown measure has been implemented for the greater good after learning from the mistakes made by other countries towards containing the virus spread. But, it also realises that people who survived on daily wages and breadwinners of poor families have been in tremendous pressure due to the lockdown. Some have run out of cash whereas some have no food supplies due to lack of purchasing power,� a statement issued by the organisation said.

The statement further stated that the Small Wish International has also observed grocery and medicine stores in Guwahati, which have been allowed by the government to meet the needs of the people, have not been ensuring proper social distancing between customers.

�We have been making circles one metre apart in front of grocery shops, medicine shops and ATMs all over the city as a preventive response for people�s safety, and our effort shall continue,� Sheikh Arif Ahmed, CEO of the organisation, said.

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NGO distributing food among poor people hit by lockdown

GUWAHATI, April 4 - Small Wish International, as an emergency measure and focusing on saving lives during the lockdown period, has provided more than 1,100 food aid packages in the slums of Guwahati.

Its members have informed that they will continue to help the poor families in this hour of crisis.

�Small Wish International realises that the people belonging to the below poverty line have been severely affected due to the lockdown and also realises that the lockdown measure has been implemented for the greater good after learning from the mistakes made by other countries towards containing the virus spread. But, it also realises that people who survived on daily wages and breadwinners of poor families have been in tremendous pressure due to the lockdown. Some have run out of cash whereas some have no food supplies due to lack of purchasing power,� a statement issued by the organisation said.

The statement further stated that the Small Wish International has also observed grocery and medicine stores in Guwahati, which have been allowed by the government to meet the needs of the people, have not been ensuring proper social distancing between customers.

�We have been making circles one metre apart in front of grocery shops, medicine shops and ATMs all over the city as a preventive response for people�s safety, and our effort shall continue,� Sheikh Arif Ahmed, CEO of the organisation, said.

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