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Ration distribution at Sackhumvit Centre ‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A serious Food Crisis Looms

  The coronavirus pandemic has brought hunger to millions of families. National lockdowns and social distancing measures are drying up work and incomes, and are likely to disrupt and displace laborers and daily wage earners leaving millions to worry how they will get enough to eat. In India there is a huge disparity between people with adequate food and those starving or malnourished. Poverty remains due to the lack of infrastructure such as markets and transportation routes, unsustainable prices driven by corruption and waste, inefficiency and lack of ownership. Even with full access to markets, many below poverty line people cannot buy food because they cannot afford the costs. Many homes have failed to generate any income at all. The lockdown has created a hunger emergency. At Sackhumvit we distributed ration kits to students and their families. We are thankful to Mr. Ramesh, Rizwan, Ayesha and the trustees for this timely help. Our food drive has so far reached 400+ families. But what is clearly visible on the streets, “that’s just a drop in the ocean.” In the words of Thic Nhat Hanh: “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence, help and care"