The displaced people are facing a complete disruption to their lives with homes burned down and no land to return to. While most of the displaced people have taken shelter in the relief camps established by government, CSOs, NGOs, communities, etc while many others have taken shelter with their relatives, families and some even neighbors.
There remains acute shortage of essential commodities like food, water, medicine, etc. It is also uncertain if children will be able to return to their schools and for them books, stationary, games, toys, sports and other items for their well-being are also needed. For rehabilitation, items like tarpaulin, utensils and others are also required. The cost of commodities have been increasing and at places some commodities are now at 3 times the cost before the violence broke.
Plan of Action: The relief measures will be taken out across Manipur. At priority, the relief intervention will begin with internally displaced people who are in camps (run by government, Community Based Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations). Then the relief measures will be distributed to displaced people who are living with relatives, families and neighbours to lessen the burden of the host family as there is scarcity across the state. Simultaneously arrangements will be made for rehabilitation in the form of temporary shelter.
We have a network of more than 20+ CSOs/NGOs, ground staff, volunteers and the support of Red Cross Society across the state who are able to reach out to the maximum people efficiently with limited or no risk.
We believe in unbiased distribution of relief in our capacity and as per the logistical arrangements. There are various blockades across Manipur by various communities. Our partners and field staff are available at all districts who will be able to deliver the aid in the most efficient manner.
We have distributed material relief of more then Rs. 26,00,000 (Twenty six lakh rupees). Our relief efforts have reached approximately: 10700 women, 8800 men, 2250 girls and 2140 boys. Among them are 102 disabled people, elderlies, pregnant women and infants/newborn.
|Tarpaulin||650 (9x12 feet)|
|Undergarments (for girls/women)||463|
|Sanitary napkins||1254 packs|
|Milk Powder||12 packets|
|Tea Leaf||10 packets|
|Edible Oil||1236 litres|
|Pulses (Matar)||3050 kgs|
|Soya Chunks||500 kgs|
Northeast Sustainable Development Initiative-Rongmei Naga Baptist Association (NesDi-RNBA) is a grassroots organisation in Manipur since 1985. Previously a church-led Relief and Development organisation, we are now an independent and autonomous non-profit, non-governmental and a secular organisation. We at Northeast Sustainable Development Initiative have spent nearly four decades serving the needs and development of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in Manipur, Assam and Nagaland.
Our thematic interventions include relief and humanitarian aid, sustainable natural resource management, livelihood and education. Some of the donors who have trusted us are TATA Trust; Azim Premji Foundation; Veddis Foundation, United Kingdom; Bread for the World, Germany; SELCO Foundation among others. We are also supported by various ministries like the Ministry of DoNER, the Ministry of MSME, among others.
Inbound requests for relief made by well-wishers, donors, CSRs, Foundations, etc if does not fall under our purview of relief (for e.g. health camps, counseling, etc) will be directed to the right NGOs/CSOs for the same.