After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the country, lakhs of migrant workers found themselves effectively stranded without work or pay.

In the absence of transport, large crowds, composed mostly of daily wage workers and migrant labourers, began long journeys on foot as they moved out of the cities they have been working in so that they could get home.

The videos above and below show glimpses of this migration out of Delhi-NCR – crowds huddled at the Delhi-UP border, some groups walking along highways, and families hoping to traverse enormous distances on foot.

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