Medical Relief Response for Kokrajhar violence
The recent ethnic violence in Kokrajhar has resulted in the displacement of almost 2.35 lac in Kokrajhar district alone. The situation on ground remains grim and though the violence has settled yet people are living under the fear in these relief camps. People are suffering with diarrhea, malnutrition, adolescent health issues, unhygienic conditions, fear of diseases that might break out and above all the psychological trauma. A number of infant deaths have already been reported from camps in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts. The needs of women and children have not been addressed satisfactorily with no provision for reproductive and neonatal health care in the government health response.
The government health system in these districts are already overburdened and it would be unrealistic to expect good quality response despite the best intentions of the doctors and medical staff involved in the response. In one camp of kosugaon in gosaigaon kokrajhar district, there are 35 pregnant, 400 lactating mothers, 1500 adolescent girls and 5000 below 5 children. The number reaches to huge when we calculate all the camps in Assam.
Accessibility to health care services in the affected area, especially reproductive health services have been hit hard because of the recent conflict. This makes it imperative that health care services reach the community through non-traditional methods.
The response becomes extremely important when Assam has already reached to an extreme vulnerable situation and it has highest number of people internally displaced by conflict. (reported by : The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-has-worlds-highest-number-of-people-internally-displaced-by-conflict/article6748443.ece )
Area of Intervention: Kokarajhar District affected by Ethnic Violence in Assam
Duration of the project: 3 months
Target population: Conflict affected population especially women and children
Project Goal: To reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in the conflict affected population of Assam.
Outcome 1: Primary health care services to selected camps and villages in Kokrajhar district.
Outcome 2: Reproductive health care to all pregnant women in the selected relief camps and villages in Kokrajhar district.
Outcome 3: Hygiene kits to all adolescent girls and women in reproductive age group in the selected relief camps and villages in Kokrajhar district.
Outcome 4: Capacity building of the community in Public Health in Emergencies and Basics of Community Based Conflict Risk Reduction (CBDRR) in the selected blocks.
Implementing partner: Doctors For You (DFY)
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Programme Cost: Rs. 1,545,000 ( 66% of our target amount
Travel: Rs. 3,60,000 (15% of our target amount)
Direct Programme Support Cost: Rs. 2,70,000 (12% of our target amount)
Indirect: Rs. 1,52,250 (7% of our target amount)