No Hunger is the project Rainbow Volunteer Club (RVC.NP) initiated in April 2020. In April 2020, the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic has caused the tourism industry, which was one of the local pillar industries in Kathmandu, to be severely impacted and challenged.
No Hunger is the project Rainbow Volunteer Club initiated in April 2020. In April 2020, the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic has caused the tourism industry, which was one of the local pillar industries in Kathmandu, to be severely impacted and challenged. As a result, the local economy has suffered a severe downturn, and people's daily needs for food and hygiene products were in short supply. The increase in the number of unemployed people, the increase in the number of homeless people on the streets, the insufficiency of food supply, the aggravation of malnutrition and poverty have led to long-term malnutrition and other health problems for women and children in marginalized groups facing the most severe living conditions.
By supplying clean and nutritious meals every day, we ensure the daily intake of food and nutrition during the pandemic, and provide children with a minimum survival guarantee. And carry out child protection work in many slums in Kathmandu, Nepal, and make efforts in terms of food supply, healthy drinking water, health and hygiene education, and try to reduce the threat to children caused by hunger, harsh environment and disease, and ensure the minimal safety of children.
According to the representative office of the United Nations Development Programme in Nepal, due to the rapid development of the epidemic in Nepal, three-fifths of employees in Nepal have lost their jobs. The impact of the pandemic has not only disrupted most supply chains in the market, it has also threatened the existence of small and non-government businesses, and has left people devastated by the widespread loss of income and jobs and forced people into poverty.
With employment difficulties and economic downturn, it is difficult for some low-income groups and street beggars, especially street children, to meet their daily food intake requirements. During the epidemic, Rainbow Volunteer Club continued to provide people in need on the streets, especially street children, with the most basic food to ensure their minimum survival needs.
Rainbow colleague Madan said, "On the one hand, the new crown virus has caused social chaos, and on the other hand, it has also caused serious unemployment. Thousands of working-class people lost their regular jobs. Layoffs happen in every country, but in less developed countries like Nepal, the situation is terrible. After the government declared a state of emergency and locked down countries and cities to curb the spread of the virus, many people had few sources of income to fall back on. Companies are laying off workers and people are forced to stay at home and not go out. What would ordinary people do in this situation?"
There were many people on the street who have no food to eat, and they are more likely to starve to death than to be harmed by the virus. Contrast this with increased crime, a tenfold increase in suicide deaths over the death toll from Covid-19, a prominence of family problems and violence, and rising mental health issues. So, No Hunger was started as a small step to alleviate hunger.
Every day, we prepare food at Rainbow School in Nepal and cycle through the streets of various districts in Kathmandu looking for hungry people. Every day, we are feeding hungry children on the street, and we also try to cook as many meals as possible, so that the extra meals can go to other vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, scavengers begging on the streets, Psychopaths under the bridge who are unable to express their feelings of hunger or thirst.
At a time when the global epidemic is still serious, Rainbow's colleagues in Nepal are on the one hand working hard to fight the epidemic, and on the other hand, they are also paying attention to more vulnerable groups. "The best way to not feel hopeless is to stand up and do something meaningful," Madan said.
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