FLASHFLOOD IN HIMALAYAS
Voices from the field
"Stones are still tumbling down the slopes...all people are are moving out to different locations..."
- Anonymous, Uttarakhand, India"This catastrophe took away everything we had..."
- Anonymous, Uttarakhand, India"You are like messengers of God! You were the first one to get in touch with us in this time of struggle..."
- Raj Kumar, Urni, Kinnaur"We have not received any significant support from any agency. We are being ignored. I am glad that Pragya provided us with food supplies."
- Anil Nautiyal, Rontru-Buyana, Uttarkashi"Many farmers had taken loans for farming. Now with the crops washed away and the fields destroyed, I don't know how we are going to pay back."
- Joginder Singh, Maneri, Uttarkashi"I wake up in the middle of the night fearing it would rain again and the floods might threaten to wash away everything and that I need to run."
- Semaj Rana, Shyaba, Uttarkashi
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh in Indian Himalayas hit by devastating flash floods
How can you help?
We have reached over 28000 victims of the 2013 Himalayan flashfloods through our extensive emergency relief work and also our rehabilitation activities. We continue to reach more flood affected people through our rehabilitation operations in Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts in Uttarakhand
All donations would be exempt under section 80-G of Income Tax Act of 1961.
Our ground presence in Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand) and Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) through our various field offices and staff helped us respond promptly to the emergency and undertake rapid relief operations much before accessibility was restored and external help was available PRAGYA Head Office at the national capital region mobilized and transported relief material to the affected areas where the field staff ensured its effective distribution, at times even taking significant risks to reach out to those in need. We supplied food to relief camps and medicines to health department. Blankets, tarpaulins, tents, water purification tablets, medicines, ration, hygiene kits were reaching remote villages and stationery items, tents and teaching aids were provided to schools damaged by the flood. Pragya staff also provided coordination & IT support at the District Administration facilitated Control Room at Joshimath.
Response & Rehabilitation
From the onset of its relief operations, PRAGYA staff undertook continuous area specific need assessments, which helped facilitate the formulation of effective rehabilitation strategies that were created with inputs from key stakeholders. PRAGYA was running Mobile Health Vans in 2 districts to address health concerns and also conducted 240 health camps along with district Health departments in worst-affected areas. Realizing the constraints of potable water & sanitation in the flood-affected region and its serious fallouts, PRAGYA, with support from its donors, installed 61 prefabricated toilet blocks and 89 water storage tanks and filtration systems. 141 households who had lost their earning members were provided polyhouses and seeds to enable them to get more income from a little patch of land.
For further information on our relief and rehabilitation efforts, please refer to: Outreach - Summary Report
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Material support is required for:
2013 Uttarakhand Flooding