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Bihar Floods 2017 – Relief Appeal - Support Victims

This is an urgent appeal to help the victims of sudden floods in North Bihar. In the floods over the last two weeks, Araria, Kishanganj and Purina have been worst affected by floods. Bihar reeling under, the worst floods in 100 years. Over 500 people died, More than 1.2 Cr affected in 4 districts. 

Thousands of victims are in desperate need of relief supplies. We are on the ground, providing food and medical assistance to the affected people.

We are working to provide food, medicines and basic supplies and assist in reducing the difficulties faced by the citizens of Kishanganj, Bihar. We express our heartfelt support towards everyone in Bihar affected by this calamity. Help our flood relief efforts by making a contribution.

It has been reported that 1.2 Cr people have been affected. The main hospital shave become defunct as they have been completely submerged under water. Reports are in of over 50 bridge shaving been completely washed away and the water supply lines also destroyed.

The floods have destroyed everything from homes to hospitals to basic food supplies.  The people of Kishanganj need rescue and rehabilitation on a huge scale. But neither media nor Government is focusing on these areas. Our goal is to raise funds to help buy the essential lifesaving items like rescue equipment, medicines, and commodities in India.

We will continue to keep everyone updated as we make progress in our rehabilitation process and if you have ideas and suggestions, please let us know. Together, we will make a difference.

About two lakh flood-affected people are living along national highway (NH)-31 and thousands other have taken shelter on Mahananda embankment in Purnia district.

Please donate generously as the task ahead is huge and will only become clearer as the waters begin to recede. 
 A villager carries grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of BiharA villager carries grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of Bihar

Villagers wade through flood waters in Kishanganj district 

http://www.jagran.com/bihar/bhagalpur-flood-situation-worsend-in-many-districts-of-seemanchal-region-16549790.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/bihar-floods-death-toll-rises-to-98-93-lakh-people-in-15-districts-affected/articleshow/60105152.cms
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20th September 2017
Thank you each one of you for your contribution in this noble cause.

UPDATE FROM GROUND - Relief work is going on…community kitchen for food, distribution of dry ration and medical supplies, distribution of tarpaulins and of other necessary hygienic stuffs, spray of bleaching powder, medical assistance for sick people and livestock are being extended to people in the flood affected area.

We salute courage of people to fight and survive in such arduous situation. Led by humanity and compassion, spirit of team members and volunteers working incessantly on ground is much appreciated. These all reminds us of following statement…

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” - Nelson Mandela

Let’s do our bit as

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

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