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BACKGROUND AND CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

The recent floods in our country have washed away most of the achievements of the past 60 years. The houses, agricultural fields, livestock, and the very fabric of our society have been shattered by these floods.
Kerala's worst floods in nearly a century over 350 people died within a fortnight, while at least 82,400 people were rescued, mainly from Chengannur, Pandanad, Aranmula, Aluva, Chalakkudi, Kuttanad, Pandalam and with all 14 districts of the state placed on high alert. Heavy rains in Wayanad and Idukki have caused severe landslides and have left the hilly districts to isolate.
A state official told AFP that 370 people have died, while it has reported that 33,000 people have been rescued. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has placed the state in a red alert because of the intense flooding. Many water treatment plants were forced to cease pumping water, resulting in poor access to clean water, especially in northern districts of the region. Over 4,000 relief camps have been opened at various locations to accommodate the flood victims. It is estimated that 1,028,073 people have found shelter in such camps. The flooding has affected hundreds of villages, destroyed an estimated 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of roads and thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed. The estimated loss caused by Kerala floods stands at around Rs 19,512 crore ($2.8 Billion). The number of affected families stood at 278,023 with total numbers of 1,086,578 people and having 99136 children’s who are under the age of 12 Years as of 20th of August 2018.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

We are the group of working professionals started an initiative project of Kerala Flood Relief Campaign to help our affected people by the recent monsoon rain that causes severe flooding in the various regions of Kerala. We are the group of volunteers and we aim to raise funds to be used for our feeding program and help the calamity victims around Kerala. As our own initiative, we pledge to give 50% of our Monthly Salary to be used in the feeding program. As a result of this campaign and a keen interest of our faculty, we were able to collect a total of Rs. 1,50,000 ($2,000 approx). We encourage people around the world to be part of this cause and spread the love. We are also working on medium/long-term goals. The idea is to work on concepts like “adopt a student”, “adopt a family”, and “adopt a village”.

DETAIL OF ACTIVITIES

Immediate Need

The immediate need of the affected population keeping in view the available information through different sources are:

1. Cook but long-lasting food
2. Drinking water
3. Milk
4. Clothes

There is a total of 3644 camps has been created by Government. The details of the same are mentioned below:
Sl NoDistrict NameNo. of campsNo. of FamiliesNo. of personsMalesFemalesChildren (12yrs)
1Trivandrum468793324---
2Kollam104587919216745684863274
3Pathanamthitta5161874375536---
4Alleppy62262148270412---
5Kottaym987192245919628114243539
6Idukki211102043363613404142925940
7Ernakulam7609539836169514170214498375010
8Trissur*72451466210231---
9Palakkad5917436030214025831307
10Malappuram15589213274312961127757007
11Kozhikode115590018288691684112962
12Wynad220900029000---
13Kannur13516156149474
14Kasargode1343159612693
Total 3644278023108657819435220312799136
Source: District Collectors

Estimated food items required for one week in all the camps

Sl. NoItemEntitlement
per week in Kg.
No. of personsQuantity in Kg.
1Rice410865784346312
2Green Gram (White)110865781086578
3Tur Dal110865781086578
4Oil0.51086578543289
5Sugar0.11086578108657.8
6Salt0.05108657854328.9
7Chili Powder0.11086578108657.8
8Turmeric Powder0.05108657854328.9
9Sambhar Powder0.11086578108657.8
10Tea0.11086578108657.8
11Coffee0.05108657854328.9
12Milk Powder0.51086578543289
13Potato0.51086578543289
14Onion0.51086578543289
15Coconut210865782173156
16Baby Food19913699136
17Biscuit110865781086578
18Rusk110865781086578
19Egg2198272396544

Estimated non - food items required for one week in all the
Camps

Sl. NoItemEntitlementTotal Quantity
1Bed sheets26,00,000
2Blanket110,000
3Sleeping Mat24,00,000
4Durries24,00,000
5Saree14,00,000
6Lungi / Dhoti14,00,000
7Nighty14,00,000
8Undergarments - Male28,00,000
9Undergarments - Female28,00,000
10Undergarments - Child24,00,000
11Towel24,00,000
12Sanatory Napkins24,00,000
13Adult Diaper010,000
14Torch12,00,000
15Batteries24,00,000
16Chappal Ladies / Gents
either of rubber or plastic
14,00,000
17Chappal child either of
rubber or plastic
12,00,000
18Mosquito repellents1 packet2,00,000
19Baby Diapers1 packet20,000
20Candles1 packet2,00,000
21Matchbox12,00,000
22Toiletry Kit7 items2,00,000
23Sanitation kit2 items2,00,000
 
(Source: KeralaRescue)
 
 
Fund Raising:
For any kind of contribution to the affected population, money is required. We decided to initiate a fund-raising campaign through various modes. The following strategy was/is proposed for fundraising:
1. Online Fund-Raising Campaign
2. Individual contacts with the philanthropist
3. Volunteers using their own links for the collection of money and other consumables


Distribution of relief goods

Right now, we are exploring the possibilities of sending the relief goods to Kerala where some people are badly in need. The liaison will be established with the organization working in the areas and can distribute it through them. For this we are in touch with some local organizations and as soon as we hear from them we will work with them to provide the necessities food and goods to reach there.
We are planning to create the packs of one-week Rashan (4 kg rice, 1 kg Tur Daal, 1 kg Sugar, 1 kg Ghee, ½ kg Milk Powder, ¼ kg Tea and Salt) per person. Each packet cost Rs. 850 ($120). Other than the food items we are also planning to create packs of female clothes and other personal used materials.
 
 
Donations Amount: Donors may donate any amount of money. These donations will be used to contribute towards any of the above-mentioned focus areas.
Content Disclaimer: The facts and opinions, expressed in this fundraiser page are those of the campaign organiser or users, and not Milaap.
Rs.0 raised

Goal: Rs.1,000,000

Beneficiary: Kerala Flood Re... info_outline

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