Joyichan’s sown fields are completely flooded and he was forced to leave his half-built house. Its not just the words of Joyichan.
The beautiful land of kerala has never witnessed a calamity as disastrous as the flood it is experiencing today. 320+ people are reported dead as of now (August 17) . Lakhs are forced to leave behind their ‘allabouts’and flee to the Refugee Camps.
Thousands of people, including newborns, women and sick elderly are still stranded, waiting for the rescue team to reach them. This crisis is unparalleled in the history of Kerala.
Thousands of refugee camps are opened in various regions and people in hundreds are already present in most of them. Food, dress, medicines and other important items are in shortage.
In these desperate times, we at Sargakshethra believe that it is our duty as humans to look after each other. What does it mean to be human if not to care for each other. This is our humble attempt to do what our instincts tell us to do as humans; Care, Share and Initiate. Now is the time to act.
Now is the time to propel our love towards this beautiful geography and it's people. Here is a people in need and your time to show you care.
Let's pronounce #weCare.
Lets witness Kerala survive these hard times.
Be a small reason behind it.
UpdatesIn July, Kerala experienced its first flood of this monsoon and the people of Alappuzha (Kuttanad and Upper Kuttanad region) were the most affected ones. From there on, Sargakshethra was on the frontline for the people of Alappuzha.
By the end of July, we started three more projects that aimed at helping the people at Relief Camps. 'Kuttikku Oru Uduppu' (Dress for Our Kids), 'Kuttikku Oru Puthappu' (Blanket for Our Kids) were two of the projects that focused on providing clothes and blankets for children.
Sargakshetra decided to celebrate Onam by donating the dress to all victims of Alappuzha Flood and started collecting dress.
But things changed from August 15, 2018. Every part of Kerala was hit by flood, and landslides in the northern part and hilly regions. Sargakshetra acted quickly with Fr. Alex Praikalam, CMI to lead and entered into the rescue operation at the very next moment and was able to rescue 1000s of people with the support of volunteers and supporters.
Video from Torres on way to rescue people from the inner regions of Alappuzha.
We also started updating the information and alerts to the public through our social media platforms and volunteer groups. We worked as a collection point for the various camps opened at Changanacherry and provided them with immediate assistance and relief material like food, water etc.
Food material and Water collected at Sargakshetra donated at Camp at Nattakom, Kottayam
Water has come down is some parts of Kerala as of now 25-08-2018. But still, more than 110 camps are running in changanacherry. Most of the people are from Kuttanad, Alappuzha region can't go back to their homes for the next one or two weeks. We still supply food to the isolated people who stay in Kuttanad Region. We also rescued people with the help of SSB (Indian Army).