Health  India Project #2267

Turning the Tide: Community Recovery in Bihar

by ActionAid USA Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


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.

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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.


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."

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

ActionAid USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @ActionAidUSA
Project Leader:
Amy Leichtman
Program Manager
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 20 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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