Turning the Tide: Community Recovery in Bihar



ActionAid is providing rescue boats, food, medicine and shelter to hundreds of villages in 15 districts still flooded after the Kosi river breached an embankment upstream in Nepal and changed course.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 2.5 million people were displaced when the Kosi river changed course and flooded areas which are not usually affected by Monsoon floods. The situation in Bihar is expected to worsen as water levels rise after fresh rains. Roads are flooded, hampering rescue and relief efforts. ActionAId is working in Supau, distributing more than 15,000 tarpaulin sheets, 1,000 packets of food and 2,000 Oral Rehydration packets. Distribution of water, food and medicines will continue indefinitely.

How will this project solve this problem?

ActionAid is distrubuting food, water, medicines and shelter. Our rescue efforts continue as well. "At least 10,000 people waiting on high grounds, trees and machans (bamboo platforms)" says Kishore Sama. "Please, help them."

Potential Long Term Impact

ActionAid anticipates providing immediate assistance to as many as 50,000 peoplw and long-term support to 10,000 through community rebuilding efforts, psychosocial support, and by providing grants to rebuild small businesses.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $825

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $825 .  The original project funding goal was $69,900.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Thanks to 21 donors like you, a total of $825 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Amy Leichtman

Program Manager
Washington, DC United States

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