Millions of people in many states including Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh are facing massive floods. The situation is worsening and spreading to other states as well. As on August 9th Karnataka-44000 people displaced, Kerala-10000 evacuated, Maharashtra-over 2.5 lakh evacuated(according to media sources) Situation remains grim with death toll rising everyday.
Heavy rain continue to wreak havoc in the states of Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and some other north-eastern states displacing lakhs of people. The road connectivity has also snapped due to flood waters.
In these tumultuous times, our biggest need is to purchase some specific items like tarpaulins, dry ration(rice, pulses, spices, sugar, tea etc.), blankets, torches, solar lanterns, mosquito nets etc. which don't come in bulk from general masses. That's where money is needed.
With the large pipeline of networks and set-ups, goonj is able to reach out to affected areas at the earliest with cost effective means. The long term impact is through the rehabilitation program. As the affected people repair the damaged infrastructure, making them understand their needs and available solutions. People do not only participate in the activities but they are also rewarded by Goonj's Family kits with items for their basic needs as a reward and motivational tool.