Thousands of stranded pilgrims and uprooted families urgently need support. Over 14,000 pilgrims are still missing, 60,000 stranded and close to 200 people are reported to be dead from the unprecedented rains followed by floods and landslides. This is an urgent appeal to help and support distressed people in Uttarakhand.
Over 14,000 pilgrims are still missing, 60,000 stranded and over 150 people are reported to be dead from the unprecedented rains followed by floods and landslides in Uttarakhand. Chief Minister, Vijay Bahuguna has called it as a "Himalayan tsunami".
More than 160 villages have been completely devastated, while road links and communication systems have been completely washed away. Hundreds of villages are affected and villagers are left homeless - surviving without food and shelter.
We aim at providing immediate relief to the stranded pilgrims and the displaced local residents.
Once the Pilgrims have been rescued, we will do an on ground assessment of the situation and will then launch a rehabilitation drive to help the local communities recover and get back to normal life.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Zubin Zaman- OI Humanitarian Manger's Interview
Zubin's interview on Aljazeera
The Hindu - mentions Oxfam India's response work