Indians for Migrant Workers (IMW) is a volunteer collective of concerned citizens to help migrants in distress.
Did you know?
- In 2020 alone, there were 3.8 million people displaced in India due to effects of climate change and other reasons.
- In April 2020 during covid lockdown, around 11.4 Million distressed migrant workers, stranded without jobs, savings, shelter, food, transport or any organised support system, began long treks back home with their families…
As part www.t4glabs.org 's work with migrant workers, we need help from concerned citizens like you to understand what the top 5 urgent and important needs of migrant workers, families are. We have created a simple form that you can use to share some insights with us whenever you meet any migrant worker/family. They could be pani puri wala to domestic workers, security guards at home or construction workers that you meet on the road. Take a moment to connect with them and ask the 4-5 questions that are there in the survey. Please feel free to add more insights/learnings in the last remarks question. Your support will help us crowdsource valuable information through human connections and conversations.
The key question is “what are the top 5 urgent and important needs for them for this year”. This will help us align our solutions closely around their needs
And please share this with your friends and networks too.
Note: Who is a migrant worker/person? Persons having to stay away from their usual place of residence (a different district even) for for various reasons of distress like failure of agriculture crops, employment or better employment or in search of employment, marriage. They are often construction workers, housemaids, rickshaw pullers, hawkers, vendors, carpenters, plumbers, painters, loaders, harvesters, security guards, cooks, and the like, mostly in the unorganised sector.