Listen: Kate, Director Dignity Freedom Network, chats with Fee in Mornings.
COVID-19 has impacted us all, but lockdown in Australia is very different to lockdown in India. While numbers in India appear low at only 1,090 deaths, this is mainly due to lack of testing – more information available here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the two ‘India’s’ that exist: middle class India that has a voice and can survive during a health crisis and lockdown, and the 400 – 500 million (the next Half Billion) who are marginalised, vulnerable, ignored, deemed of no value; invisible.
The Dignity Freedom Network team are on the coal face, working in slums and villages with the poorest of the poor, daily putting their lives at risk to alleviate the suffering by providing health care, nutritional supplements and support.
As we start to ease restrictions here, and are thankful for the low numbers of deaths in Australia, I would love the opportunity to share the other side of the story, how those most at risk, the vulnerable – the “least of these” are navigating this global pandemic.
Learn more about the work of Dignity Freedom Network, and how you can support them in their work in India – dfn.org.au