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Over 1 Lakh Children Lost Their Parent During Covid-19: Report

A study conducted by The Lancet had shown that more than 1.19 lakh children in India have lost either their parent or custodial grandparent during Covid-19 after Mexico and Brazil. Globally, 15 lakh children had lost either one of their parents or grandparent, with 1.86 lakh children in India. Reportedly, there were five times more children who have lost their father over mother. 90,751 children have lost their fathers.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 - 08:45 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Covid-19, parents, children, Orphans

Courtesy: The Hindu

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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2,000 Children Lost Parents Due To Covid-19: DCPCR

The Women and Child Development Department of Delhi have appointed 20 welfare officers to conduct a survey and identify the children orphaned by the Covid-19 pandemic by July 20. Reportedly, a monthly compensation of Rs 2,500 will be provided to those children who have lost their parents. About 2,000 children have lost either one or both of their parents due to Covid-19, according to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR… read-more

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 - 05:40 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Women and Child Development, Orphans, Delhi Government , Coronavirus, Compensation

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Kerala to help Children who lost parent to Covid-19

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Kerala To Help Abandoned Children, Provide Rs 2,000 Monthly Until 18

Kerala’s Women and Child Development Minister Veena George has sanctioned financial support to children who have lost their parents to COVID-19 on June 21. The scheme will cover children who have lost both parents, and those who have been abandoned. According to the scheme, children will receive Rs 2000 every month until they turn 18 as well as a fixed deposit of Rs 3 lakh will also be made.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 01:50 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Covid-19, Orphans, Kerala, financial support

Sonu Sood

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Sonu Sood Urges Centre For Free Education To Kids Turned Orphans During COVID

In yet another humanitarian effort, Bollywood actor-cum-philanthropist Sonu Sood has requested the Centre and charities to provide free education to children who became orphans during the pandemic. In his Instagram video, Sood suggested to make it a rule to provide free-of-cost education to the children in both private and public institutions. The video has crossed one-million views mark and has been shared by several celebrities.

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 12:08 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Sonu Sood, Central Government, free education, Covid-19 Pandemic, Orphans

Courtesy: Free Press Journal