Nongovernmental groups, social organisations, and volunteers work together to help those in need
Nadia Farooq

Many non-governmental organisations (NGOs), social organisations (SOs), and individual volunteers are providing assistance to those in the Ganderbal area who have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 lockdown.
Some of these groups have collaborated to provide aid in a variety of forms.

The She Hope Society for Women Business Owners (SHSFWE) is one such group.


SHSFWE has been on the front lines from the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, providing aid to those affected by COVID-19.

According to Sami Wani, director of the Sami Hussain Solidarity Fund for Women and Children, “as the lockdown disrupted the economic activity bringing untold misery to the people, SHSFWE immediately swung into action by distributing dry ration, medicines, sanitary napkins, masks, coveralls, and hygiene kits for the elderly to enable the most affected to sustain themselves during those hard times.”

Wani said that 29 oxygen concentrators have been sent to COVID-19 infected patients throughout Kashmir.

He also said that ambulance services were made available for anyone who needed to be taken to the hospital.

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, another volunteer organisation called the “AwaazAurEhsaas Foundation” began delivering basic necessities directly to the homes of those in need.

We have compiled a list of those whose jobs have been put on hold due to the lockdown. Raja Parvaiz, who heads up the AwaazAurEhsaas Foundation, stated, “During the last few days, we have delivered food and other necessary items to them in several areas here.”

Volunteer organisations in the Kangan and Ganderbal regions of the district aren’t the only ones working to help those in need during the epidemic; other NGOs, social, and religious organisations are pitching in, too.



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