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Sikh group, who helped in COVID fightback, now help Afghan refugees

The Gurugram-based Hemkunt Foundation has again stepped up once more and is assisting Afghan refugees transported to India after the Taliban took over the war-torn country.

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 27, 2021, 1:53 PM IST
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During the coronavirus second wave, when the government at both the state and federal levels was struggling to keep up with the number of patients, a slew of non-governmental organisations and aid organisations stepped forward to provide food, shelter, and medicine to families in need, as well as to set up hospital beds for mildly virus-affected patients.

In a similar vein, as we see the Afghanistan disaster unfold in front of our eyes, certain NGOs) have once again stepped up to assist these defenceless, displaced people. The Gurugram-based Hemkunt Foundation has again stepped up once more and is assisting Afghan refugees transported to India after the Taliban took over the war-torn country.

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The organisation published its contact information and has offered to give whatever assistance with food, shelter, and basic necessities these displaced individuals may require before they can return home. The members have a hotline and an email address available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anyone who wishes to contact them.

 

Harteerath Singh, whose family operates the NGO, explained that they are also setting up tents for the families being airlifted into India amid the crisis.
He stated that they are presently building a camp for migrants arriving from Afghanistan and erecting at least 500 weatherproof and insulated tents. They have coolers, drinks, food, and other amenities to keep them comfortable. Singh further stated that the NGO would accept individuals of all religions and castes as long as they have their passports and visas.
 

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