The pandemic will leave a trail of destruction for India’s underprivileged children in its wake and the crisis is far from being over. To ensure that this doesn’t become a child rights crisis in the long term, we’ve created a resilience & recovery plan for underprivileged children that focuses on their health, nutrition, education and safety.

Health & Nutrition

The closure of government mechanisms like primary healthcare centres and the school midday meal scheme has severely affected children’s health. They’re unable to get proper nutrition, timely immunization or proper healthcare and thus, we’ll focus on:

  • Ensuring regular vaccinations to avoid susceptibility to other deadly diseases
  • Providing timely care to lactating and pregnant mothers
  • Addressing malnutrition to reduce infant/child mortality
  • Ensuring awareness around menstrual hygiene


Children are experiencing an unexpected gap in their schooling that has thrown their academic year out of focus. They will struggle with a massive learning deficit and thus, we’ll focus on:

  • Ensuring children don’t drop out and get stuck in the cycle of poverty
  • Addressing the significant psychological distress they may be dealing with
  • Looking into academic inclusion to combat religious or gender discrimination

Safety & Protection

During any disaster, children’s vulnerability to abuse and exploitation increases and it’s important to ensure their safety. Thus, we’ll focus on:

  • Rehabilitating children who’ve experienced separation from their families during the lockdown
  • Addressing the needs of children who are at risk of suffering neglect at the hands of their caregivers
  • Identifying and handling cases of children being forced into child labour or pushed to become child brides to reduce the financial pressure on the family
  • Strengthening child protection mechanisms at the village as well as district levels

We’ve already begun planning to address the long term repercussions on children in the aftermath of the Coronavirus outbreak, but we need YOUR help to put our plans into action.

Children are the unseen victims of this crisis and their struggles are the invisible costs this pandemic will claim. Let’s come together to fight against the lasting impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on India's underprivileged children and help contribute to the larger solution that could give them a brighter future. Donate now!

About CRY:

Child Rights and You is India's most trusted NGO, founded by Rippan Kapur in 1979, that believes in every child’s right to a happy childhood - to live, learn, grow and play.

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CRY'S IMPACT (2019-20)



Children impacted overall


Education for Children

Children in CRY projects, between the ages of 6-18 years, in school


Child Labour

Children in CRY projects, rescued from child labour, child marriage & child trafficking



Children in CRY projects, under the age of 5 years, free from malnutrition



Children in CRY projects, under the age of 1 year, immunized


"I believe that everyone has something to donate-be it in the form of money, love or time. But if the privileged do not spare even a small amount of money for charity, then who will? The knowledge that each dollar will be spent effectively by CRY to solve critical issues brings a smile to my face."

Simron Sokhi, Donor from Singapore

"Changing the lives of children is a continuous process. Nothing can be done in a limited period. As individuals we have to continue to give support by way of financial help, time as well as other resources. I believe in continuity and devotion without deviation. CRY is doing just that."

Pawan Gupta, Donor from Delhi

Over 102 projects across the country.
Nearly 4 decades of changing lives.
Over 3 million children impacted.