KATHMANDU: International Commission for Dalit Rights (ICDR) International has provided US$25,000 funds on July 30 through its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program to respond to urgent humanitarian needs of Nepali people, especially the underprivileged section of society.
The ICDR International has extended the support as many Nepali people are suffering from the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Based in USA, the ICDR International is a global movement of people who campaign to end discrimination based on caste, work, and descent. It fights against all forms of inequality, injustice, human rights abuse and social exclusion nationally and internationally.
The ICDR has been working in collaboration with local governments, civil society organizations, and communities to provide food, shelter, financial assistance, and medical supplies. The COVID-19 outbreak presents health, economic disparities, and financial challenges for underprivileged populations, which has disproportionately affected communities of Dalits, Madhesi, ethnic minorities, migrants, and extremely marginalized populations in Nepal.
“The recent facts show that underprivileged people have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in Nepal,” states the press release issued by the ICDR. “We stand with the people and Government of Nepal during this difficult time to combat the COVID-19 and for their visibility.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, ICDR International has recognized that its absolute priority is to enforce inclusive and anti-discrimination laws to ensure equal access to the resources needed for recovery for all people, especially the underprivileged sections of society who have historically faced systematic social exclusion, exploitation, and discrimination based on caste, race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and origin.