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Partnerships for COVID-19 humanitarian assistance in Bagalkot

BREADS Bangalore in partnership with Centre for Social Action (CSA) – CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and ResponseNet, reached out to the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and Devadasi families in Jamakhandi, Bagalkot district of Karnataka on 14 August 2020 with essential food materials. BREADS provided food supplies to 330 people such as single mothers, widows, senior citizens, the differently abled and orphans in 11 villages from 7 panchayats in Jamakhandi, namely Sanal, Algur, Chikkapadasalagi, Naganur, Kumbarhalla, Indra Nagar, Jakanur, Linganur, Budni, Mareguddi Cross and Mareguddi.

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown the people of the area were deprived of basic supplies, employment and livelihood. The majority of these families live on the banks of the river Krishna, which due to heavy rains and excess flow; saw a rising in its water levels. These families were alerted about the flood and moved to relief camps.

The beneficiaries of the essential supplies are identified with the support of the panchayat officials, anganwadi teachers and Accredited Social Health activists (ASHA workers).  The distribution is carried out through the local panchayat adhering to the COVID-19 safety measures, as 63 COVID cases have been reported in Jamakhandi area so far.

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