COVID-19 Operations

The COVID-19 pandemic has put significant pressure on health systems all around the world. The drastic
measures established to contain its spread has created serious impediments to economic activity,
livelihoods, and food security. Daily wagers were the worst hit, whose livelihood has been badly affected
by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, food distribution campaign was
started by ARPD with help of HHCS donors thousands of food packs were distributed during lockdown.
ARPD’s Coronavirus Response Team at the forefront specified the following measures; that food was to
be distributed primarily to the urban poor who are affected by the nationwide lockdown; as a matter of
urgency, priority was given to the urban groups throughout the country. The beneficiaries being small
business operators and daily wagers, transgender, minorities, and persons with disabilities, who earn
hand to mouth.