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Unlikely Allies: India & Pakistan Unite in the War Against Hunger

Borders no bar: Meet the Robin Hood Army, a group of volunteers that fed a million people this Independence Day.

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India and Pakistan are divided on almost all fronts. Yet, we have certain things that bring us together, like cricket. We are united in our fight against the common enemy –hunger. It goes against everything the media tells you about Indians and Pakistanis being against each other. 
Sarah Afridi, member of the Robin Hood Army in Pakistan

Hunger knows no borders. And it appears as though the Robin Hood Army doesn’t either.

A collective of volunteers committed to feeding the hungry, the Robin Hood Army kicked off in India in August 2014. Since its inception, it has crossed the border and established a significant presence in Pakistan too.

This Independence Day, the Robins, as the members are called, set out to achieve what seemed a Herculean task. Their goal – to distribute food to a million people in India and Pakistan. That’s right, 1,000,000 people!



Borders no bar: Meet the Robin Hood Army, a group of volunteers that fed a million people this Independence Day.
#Mission1Million of the Robin Hood Army.
(Photo Courtesy: Robin Hood Army)
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Overshooting All Expectations

By the time Independence Day celebrations wrapped up in India and Pakistan, here’s how the numbers stacked up for the Robin Hood Army’s #Mission1Million.

Number of cities: 48
Number of Robins volunteering: 10,350
Number of people fed: 1,326,658!

Now, isn’t that a fantastic way to celebrate independence?

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Our Robins have just started cooking for Kids in Yerwada Mental Asylum. #Mission1Million #RHAPune

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Because its important to Clean up after you've eaten!! #Mission1Million #RHAGurgaon

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Video Editors: Mohd Irshad Alam and Mohd Ibrahim

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