Floods- Alarming situation in many states, Time to act!!

In the last 18 years, GOONJ has worked extensively on relief & rehabilitation in a series of disasters. This is an URGENT APPEAL to join GOONJ’s ‘RAHAT FLOODS’ campaign.

In the last one month, we have channelized 14 trucks of relief material in the states of Assam, Manipur, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Uttarakhand so far. The situation is alarming and millions of people are affected by the devastation.  Our relief and rehab. efforts will continue for next few months as we know that after floods, winters also become a major disaster for millions without any roof and belongings.
 
Do contribute material and money and organize collection camps in your
schools, colleges, offices and residential areas. Also, connect us with people who can send the material in bulk.

Some of the urgent requirements are-

Material- Tarpaulins, old flex & ropes, mosquito nets, Dry ration ( non basmati rice, pulses, salt, masalas, milk powder, tea leaves, sugar), good quality blankets & woolens, toiletries, utensils- including for cooking, buckets, torch & batteries, umbrellas, crutches, slippers, candles, solar lights, kids clothing, sarees, bed-sheets and curtains, new undergarments  & school material.

Monetary contributions- for logistics and essential purchases.

Here is the link-
http://goonj.org/p=22276/index.html




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27th March 2018
Last year alone we had 9 major states of India badly affected by floods and it called for our prompt intervention. Its a common knowledge that floods are devastating and sudden. But when its a flood prone area, constant motivation to adapt and improvise to such disasters is unique. We have come across various such stories of motivation over the years of our work in relief and rehabilitation.
  One such example is a small village named Chousa. Located in West Bengal with a dense population of 800, last year’s flood was the most devastating. They lost an important and only connecting path to reach the river bank. They used river water for their agricultural and other routine activities. More than hundred villagers participated in this activity and also contributed ten bamboos along with fifty sacks for a better support so that in rainy season the soil doesn’t get washed away easily. Now that the connecting path is repaired villagers are relieved about the fact that they don’t have to struggle to get back to the river bank.
 Another story is of a specific short cut. Not all short cuts are bad...there are few which actually does more good than harm. This story is about Beheratuli village, where people had to travel an extra 1.5 km to reach their nearest medical facility and school. Because there was no bridge to cross a canal. So with a little motivation from our end, people got together and built a bamboo bridge over the canal. This made their life easy and less time-consuming.



Affected communities received Goonj's 'family kits' for their contribution, under the RAHAT Floods - relief to rehabilitation initiative of Goonj..

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