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Restoring the Mangroves & the Uncharted Delta after Amphan

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The Bay of Bengal region has seen 26 of 35 of the world’s deadliest cyclones. However, the city of Kolkata and large parts of Bengal are often spared the worst of the terrible storms because of the 'Sundarbans', a sentinel that guards the outpost of the intemperate sea, an area that once consisted entirely of dense mangrove forest, but is now inhabited by over 3 million people who eke out a meager agricultural existence in the deltaic-islands, experiencing terrible catastrophe with tragic regularity.
 

One of these 3 million people is Pranabesh Maiti. 11 years ago, he saw cyclone Aila ravage his island, blowing away tin roofs like sheets of paper, and destroying mud houses like sand-castles in a beach. The brackish water breached the embankments and flooding into fields and ponds rendering them barren for years to come, turning thousands of people would turn into economic refugees. He founded the Sundarban Green Environment Association (SGEA), a grass-roots organization that worked tirelessly year after year to alleviate the hardships of the villagers, through plantation drives, awareness campaigns and educational programmes.

 
 When cyclone Amphan struck on May 20th 2020, Pranabesh had been working tirelessly to make sure, that migrants returning from COVID affected regions had access to sanitation equipment and was providing essential rations to those affected most terribly economically by the lockdown. His own house has broken down, thousands of trees have been decimated, the saline water has once again breached the embankments and inundated their lands, rendering them unproductive for years to come.

In what has turned out to be a convergence of catastrophes, cyclone Amphan and the COVID-19 pandemic have really crippled the lives and livelihoods of the islanders in Sundarbans- neither can they rely on produce from their own farmlands, nor migrate to cities in search of migrant labor jobs.

 
 
Ignoring their personal tragedy, Pranabesh Maity and his team at SGEA continue their efforts in the community.

We are running this campaign to help SGEA get the resources to achieve the following:

Provide Immediate Help to individuals who have lost their home and livelihoods due to the cyclone and are in dire need of rations, medicines, health supplies and basic amenities, to assist in the rebuilding of broken houses.  
Resume Plantation of the Mangroves in order to act as a line of defense for the islanders and use the activity as a means of generating livelihoods for affected families.  
• Invest in the Long-Term Restoration of Livelihoods in a sustainable manner.
• Find Waste Management Measures in the wake of collapsed sanitation systems, clean up and sanitize the decaying ponds that villages depend on for water sources. 
• Continue to build a strong community level Ecological Awareness in the area.

 
Just like every drop of water counts in the ocean, every generous contribution would count in saving an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sundarbans Delta.

Donate your generous amount on this platform or on:
Sundarban Green Environment Association : https://sgea.in

For any further clarifications regarding the campaign, you can contact:
Anish (+91 8017691189)
Ananya (+91 9051056351) 

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28th July 2020
Recent works done by SGEA:

Kulpi Block :
Due to Amphan, Kulpi and it's adjoined areas have been affected really badly. The families of these areas do not have proper shelter. They either live in mud houses or houses made of bamboos and asbestos. All these houses have been totally destroyed. The daily wage earners and their families currently have no source of income, due to no work.

SGEA has made some food arrangements for the 50 families, as well as arranged for some baby food for the small children and have also distributed sanitary napkins in the area.





Mandirbazar Block and Bankimnagar Gram Panchayat :
Families lost their only shelter they had due to amphan and considering that in mind, immediate help was provided by team SGEA.
SGEA distributed food to over 250 families and tarpaulins to 157 families, altogether across the mentioned places. 




Recent works done by SGEA:

Kulpi Block :
Due to Amphan, Kulpi and it's adjoined areas have been affected really badly. The families of these areas do not have proper shelter. They either live in mud houses or houses made of bamboos and asbestos. All these houses have been totally destroyed. The daily wage earners and their families currently have no source of income, due to no work.

SGEA has made some food arrangements for the 50 families, as well as arranged for some baby food for the small children and have also distributed sanitary napkins in the area.





Mandirbazar Block and Bankimnagar Gram Panchayat :
Families lost their only shelter they had due to amphan and considering that in mind, immediate help was provided by team SGEA.
SGEA distributed food to over 250 families and tarpaulins to 157 families, altogether across the mentioned places. 




28th July 2020
Thank you for all the Support!

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Thank you for all the Support!

Tax Exemption Receipt Update:

If you need a tax exemption receipt for your kind and generous contribution towards the campaign, feel free to WhatsApp all the information on either of the numbers mentioned below.

🔖 Information Needed:
1. PAN Card Number
2. Amount Donated
3. Payment Receipt (Milaap Receipt and UPI Screenshot if applicable)
4. Contact Number
5. Email Id

📞Contact:
Sayan (8240441358)
Anish (8017691189)
7th July 2020
Dear Supporters,

As per our mentioned future plans, we require at least 75% of the target set on Milaap, but as of now we have reached around 50%. We are looking for some new generous donors who could help us in executing all our long term plans as well. The money, as of now, is being utilized in immediate relief camps but our most important target are the long term activities like mangrove plantation and other ecological activities that will begin with the onset of monsoon.
Hence we wish to get generous help of everyone for few more weeks.

Keep Supporting
Dear Supporters,

As per our mentioned future plans, we require at least 75% of the target set on Milaap, but as of now we have reached around 50%. We are looking for some new generous donors who could help us in executing all our long term plans as well. The money, as of now, is being utilized in immediate relief camps but our most important target are the long term activities like mangrove plantation and other ecological activities that will begin with the onset of monsoon.
Hence we wish to get generous help of everyone for few more weeks.

Keep Supporting
Rs.284,884 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: Sundarban Green... info_outline
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