In 2020, India suddenly went into a national lockdown without advance planning or adequate government support. This led to a humanitarian crisis in addition to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Millions of jobs disappeared, and hunger was a serious issue. Tens of millions of migrant workers struggled to get home ” often on foot ” and many died attempting the journey. In this episode, we bring you Gulzar, a migrant worker who left his village as a child and traveled across the country to earn money to support his family.

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