Jan Mitra Nyas, a non-profit organisation, with the support of Child Rights and You (CRY), is working in Anei Musahar basti (Musahar slum) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on the issue of child survival (maternal, neonatal health and nourishment) for a healthy and happy childhood.
In 2017, the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), with the support of Child Rights and You (CRY), adopted 50 villages and a couple of slums to work on the issue of child survival (maternal, neonatal health and nourishment) in the most marginalised communities in four blocks of Varanasi district.
Varanasi is home to an estimated 700 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), along with about 1,500 with Moderate Acute Malnourishment (MAM), according to the district administration records.
It is estimated that over 50 percent of weavers' children are malnourished. Many weavers cannot even afford basic medical care for their children, much less themselves. They fall sick easily, and suffer from several diseases, including tuberculosis.
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