Victims of last year's floods have been hit yet again with another catastrophe as livelihoods and homes have been destroyed in torrential rainfall in August 2011. Approximately 7 million people are affected, of which half are children. A land area of 1.7 million acres, 1.2 million homes and 64,000 livestock have been lost. Many families are in relief camps, but some one million people are stranded on the road-side. SHINE Humanity will assist medical and humanitarian supplies and services.
Immediate assistance is needed for the 4 million displaced by the floods. These refugees are at risk for of starvation and water-borne disease. There is an urgent need for safe drinking water and medical attention. This project will provide 500 families with enough food and drinking for two weeks, deliver urgent health services and facilitate teams in conducting further assessments.
The project will provide 500 families food for 2 weeks, mosquito nets, health services (including anti-malaria, skin disease, and snake bites), access to clean water, and logistical arrangements for support teams including transportation, accommodation, communication and salaries. The hope is families will then be able to return to their hopes and begin the process of rebuilding and rehabilitation.
SHINE Humanity and its ground affiliates will provide immediate humanitarian relief and medical services to prevent starvation and the spread of diseases.
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