Sangli and Kolhapur districts in Maharashtra are severely affected by flash floods, heavy rains and water discharge from dams. Thousands families living in vicinity of rivers and low level areas have been asked to migrate. Large number of families were unprepared and they do not have their own place to stay. We are unsure of numbers yet but from whatever information we are receiving it is evident that people only carrying necessary cloths and food, but food supply they are carrying is very limited for a day or two. Areas under observation – (Ankali, Bhilawadi, Sakharwadi, Malwadi, Chopadewadi, Vitthalwadi, Surygaon etc. these are highly affected areas).
Though some areas are secured, we are unaware of places which are disconnected from electricity, communication and Internet network. This is unbearable stress and loss for families from economically weaker sections. Surviving under such conditions is profusely difficult.
WE NEED TO BE READY WITH FOOD SUPPLIES!
Current flood reports are just beginning. We are unsure if this situation worsens. While the water will begin to recede in 4-5 days, it is still unclear tell how long it will take for it to go completely. Even after that, they will have to struggle with rotten crops. Hence, these villagers are losing hope by the hour.
HOW WE ARE SUPPORTING FLOOD AFFECTED FAMILIES
By setting up cooked food desks: We need food supplies (Rice, Dal, Oil, Spices etc.) to start feeding good food to people staying in common facilities which will not receive support from Government.
Our team works in coordination with local NGOs, Government Response teams and Volunteers to ensure delivery of food and grocery packets to needy.
In certain cases where we may not be able to reach, we may need to distribute groceries kit directly.
We have a very transparent system to record relief work, every donor will receive impact of their donation post project.
About Aahardaan Foundation:
AaharDaan exists to alleviate poverty by means of food. They believe access to nutritious food is a fundamental right of every living being on earth. What they do differently is making nutritious food accessible and affordable with the use of modern technology.
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