Manoj Banaita . Siraha, 6 September : Tzu Chi Foundation of Taiwan has provided struggling marginalized families with food stuff. As COVID-19 has brought daily lives to a standstill, with nations across the world are racing to contain the rapid
spread of the virus, the foundation has started its campaign in different parts of Nepal.
With the great effort of Kedar Nath Yadav, Chairperson of Sakhuwanankarkatti, Tzu Chi Foundation has started relief campaign. The co-ordinator of this foundation, Ajay Kumar Ram explained that the organization has finalized to provide food relief to 1 thousand 2 hundred and thiry four families throughout the village municipality. According to Ram, for each family 25 kg rice, 10 kg wheat flour, 1 kg almond, 1 kg lentils, 1 ltr. cooking oil, 1 kg salt and 6 soap have been distributed. Municipal source said that the Dalit community people of ward 5 and 4 have received it.
Government of Nepal quickly responded to the pandemic by passing travel restrictions, lockdown orders, and curfew regulations. Public sectors services and front-line facilities, such as hospitals and emergency services became strained with implementing necessary protective measures and subsequent influx of COVID-19 patients. While these much-needed interventions saving lives, they also have had cascading effects, with many small businesses closing and food crops going unharvested due to a shortage of seasonal workers. Though most of vulnerable communities are still struggling to access the aid needed to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.