Pragya UK

Bihar Floods Emergency Appeal

Provide emergency relief and support to the remote and isolated communities affected by the heavy monsoon flooding and landslides with provisions such as food, water, NFIs and healthcare.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 August 2017 to 12:00 PM, 1 February 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1082476)

Amount raised

£30

Donations

1

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • “I am currently staying in this school as my home has washed away. Now we are compelled to live here. Where else can we go? Hardship is part of our lives. I have nothing now. No home, no land. No food or water is available for the children. Our children are down with fever, severe diarrhoea..."

    — Female (32 yrs), Chenadangi village, Kishangunj district, Bihar, India

  • “I am currently staying in this school as my home has washed away. Now we are compelled to live here. Where else can we go? Hardship is part of our lives. I have nothing now. No home, no land. No food or water is available for the children. Our children are down with fever, severe diarrhoea..."

    — Female (32 yrs), Chenadangi village, Kishangunj district, Bihar, India

Situation

Following unprecedented rainfall in north India in Aug 2017, people in Bihar state are struggling to meet basic needs of food, shelter, water and healthcare. Lack of early warning and preparedness systems, and heavy death tolls have affected over 12.68m people, with 7m rendered homeless. Food supplies, medical camps and kitchens are set up but are inadequate to meet needs. Displaced people in self-settled camps are in need of food, water, NFIs; health is top priority to limit disease outbreak.

Solution

Pragya plays a crucial role in bringing emergency relief to isolated, impoverished families in north India. Building on existing close links with the communities in 2 districts of Bihar, we will work to provide food (& baby food), water filters, hygiene kits, NFIs and free medical camps. Our field teams aim to provide immediate rescue and relief efforts by mobilising local volunteers and working with local governments.