Responding to KOSI Kahar. Flood Relief Efforts Of Bhoruka Public Welfare Trust With Support from. Devastating Effect of Flood: Bihar 2008. Approximately 16.5 million people have been displaced 394,900 houses have collapsed, estimated value is Rs.4,502.4 million
Flood Relief Efforts
Bhoruka Public Welfare Trust
With Support from
OF FLOOD: BIHAR 2008
ARARIA AND SUPAUL, where Bhoruka is workign
(The worst affected districts: Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura, Araria, Purnia & Katihar)
local stakeholders, Bhrouka has developed
three pronged strategies:
- Nutritional support (2 meals and 1
breakfast). - Milk for under five children. - Milk and IFA for pregnant women. - Treatment support (at least three
camps in a week). - Environmental sanitation through
bleach, provision of soap. - Safe drinking water by Safenet - Necessary support for arrangement for
Iftar and Saheri.
HAS FIRST TO REACH AND ONLY TEAM PROVIDING RELIEF ON A REGULAR BASIS. Relief at this places can only reached by country boat.
Road has been washed away in some
places and beyond the points, in some
villages, still peoples are living like in a
island with practically no communication with external world. Bhoruka is first to reach in most of such places and regularly supplying relief.
Only country boat can access there by sailing approx. 2 hours to the nearby villages, sometimes boat can not be sail through the flood water. Then, relief workers have to pull the boat.
Current situation: Epidemic of Diarrohoea, Kalazar and other water & mosquito borne disease has started.
Dry ration, (Rice, Chiwra, biscuits, packed eatables) Medicines, Candles, Fuel, Matchbox, Torch, Ropes, Bedsheets, clothing & footwear, Water purifier tablets or solutionsTarpaulins or thick polythene, Mosquito netsStoves, cooking and water storage utensils/buckets .
Safe drinking water
Education: school buildings are damaged, Study materials/books for students, Reading books, support for crèche.
Agriculture: crop seeds, Support for removal of sand
Livestock: Fodders, Vaccination
Rehabilitation of whole villages:
has tried to fulfill their need:
: still lot to be done