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Pregnant Women, Kids in UP’s Amethi Have No Food Amid Lockdown

The Quint visited villages in UP’s Amethi and discovered people have been going without food for days.

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Amid the coronavirus lockdown, poor women, who are either pregnant or have small children, have been going hungry for days. The Quint visited villages in UP’s Amethi and discovered that people not been receiving ration and thus, families aren’t getting to eat proper meals.

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Women say they haven’t received much help from Anganwadis either. No health check-ups have been conducted.

One woman, who is pregnant, says she hasn’t been able to cook anything for three days because they are out of ration. While, another woman said all they have is rice and thus, they’ve resorted to eating it with salt.

“My child is one month old. I haven’t received milk for him in days. He cries all night.”
Woman in Jamurwa, Amethi

Several women even say that they haven’t received ration in months, an issue that’s become aggravated during the lockdown.

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