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Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area

by GOONJ
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Relief & Rehab. for families in flood hit area
Kanai Village- vermi composting
Kanai Village- vermi composting

Last year we had 9 major states of India badly affected by floods and it called for our prompt intervention. Its a common knowledge that floods are devastating and sudden. But when its a flood prone area, constant motivation to adapt and improvise to such disasters is unique. We have come across various such stories of motivation over the years of our work in relief and rehabilitation. Here are few stories from our work in West Bengal..
 
In a small village named Chousa has a dense population of 800, last year’s flood was the most devastating. They lost an important and only connecting path to reach the river bank. They used river water for their agricultural and other routine activities. More than hundred villagers participated in this activity and also contributed ten bamboos along with fifty sacks for a better support so that in rainy season the soil doesn’t get washed away easily. Now that the connecting path is repaired villagers are relieved about the fact that they don’t have to struggle to get back to the river bank.  

In the village of Dhulkumari, in Bankura block, after the people of the village cleaned the pond. And they promise to clean it every year.

 

The pond had been in regular use, cattle’s drank water from here apart from the daily chores that were done. The pond had a thick layer of water weed, and a dirty smell hovered in the area.

 

But the picture has changed now..

Kanai village is on the banks of the river Sali. Majority of the population is of the farmers, use simple tools to cultivate fields. Yet theydo not own the lands and gets 40% of the cultivatedfood grains and vegetables from the king of the native village in return. Under cloth for work initiative after flood they decided to work on creating a vermin-compost pit to make their own manure.

 

Another story is of a specific short cut. Not all short cuts are bad...there are few which actually does more good than harm. This story is about Beheratuli village, where people had to travel an extra 1.5 km to reach their nearest medical facility and school. Because there was no bridge to cross a canal. So with a little motivation from our end, people got together and built a bamboo bridge over the canal. This made their life easy and less time-consuming.

Kanai Village- vermi composting after
Kanai Village- vermi composting after
Bridge between Tilbhog and Beheratuli villages
Bridge between Tilbhog and Beheratuli villages
village Dhulkumari (Pond Cleaning ) before& after
village Dhulkumari (Pond Cleaning ) before& after
Chousha village - Aisl making before
Chousha village - Aisl making before
Chousha village - Aisl making after
Chousha village - Aisl making after
The winters are here and it will be disastrous for millions who have not only lost their belongings but also their kachcha houses in the recent floods.
 
Our efforts continue in the flood affected states, where people are rebuilding their damaged infrastructure through community action to sustain themselves in the long run.

(Click on the image to watch the video)

'Cloth for Work' under Rahat-Floods initiative

48 villagers of Gabgaon, Balasore district (Odisha) cleaned a pond in 2 days 

As on 16th November, 2017, 58 big trucks of essential material like family kits, dry ration, tarpaulins, blankets, utensils, toiletries etc. have been reached from our various offices to flood affected parts of Assam, Manipur, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.

So far, we have reached over 23,000 families with comprehensive 'Family Kits'. Our target is to reach 75,000 families (500,000 people approx.)

We are trying to do our bit by reaching comprehensive winter kits to the most neglected in the far flung and flood hit villages... and thus our need and demand for woolens is much bigger..

At the onset of winter, Goonj has once again launched Odha Do Zindagi (ODZ), its annual winter campaign.

 

Urgent needs - Woolens, blankets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, utensils, buckets, solar light/lamp, kids clothing, sarees and dry ration. Money Matters for essential purchases, transportation and other logistics to reach material to people.

Do spread the word...
 
For regular updates refer- http://www.goonj.org or facebook page

                                                 
                                         

 

We are continuing our efforts in the flood affected areas of North East, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Bihar.


Some more pictures by our team on ground.Voice from the field...
(Click on the image to view the video)

As on Sept 2nd, 26 big trucks of material with a large quantity of family kits, dry ration, tarpaulins, blankets, utensils, toiletries etc. have been sent from our Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Rishikesh centers .. other centers are also gearing up.

GOONJ dignifies the relief and rehab. work in disasters.. Loss of basic infrastructure in disasters often brings life to a standstill. People are engaged in rebuilding damaged roads and bridges, cleaning water bodies and then receive comprehensive family kits with dignity.

This time, floods are widespread in multiple states and the need is much more. In the next phase, with winters ahead and the larger work of rebuilding damaged local infrastructure much more monetary and material resources are needed.
 
Our initial plan is to reach out to 75000 families  (approx. 500,000 people)  in  the affected areas.The immediate need is- dry ration, blankets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, utensils, buckets, solar lights & kids clothing apart from money for essential purchases, transportation and other logistics.

Do spread the word..

For regular updates refer- http://www.goonj.org or facebook page



                                           

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Anshu Gupta
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