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  • A very large number of people are emotionally traumatized, constantly crying non-stop and in a state of utter shock. At least definite reports of suicide by a woman has also been received by me. I will appeal to you that a psycho-social help intervention should be higher in the order of priority.I f...
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  • More than 17 million people have been affected in India, Bangladesh and Nepal by the recent floods in South Asia. Around 3 million people have been rendered homeless and more than one million are now living in relief camps.The deluge took place in northern part of eastern India, where in August, the...
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  •  I'm a communications professional, based out of Delhi. I wish to volunteer for on the field relief work in Bihar- be it manual, admin or anything as soon as possible. I can stay as long as required. Please advice. Thanks.Regards,Varsha, varsha2209@gmail.com======   1. Current locatio...
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  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Pratibha SinghWaterAid has been coordinating a flood relief program in Bihar since 1st September 2008 through the VISHWAS network that includes the partners NGOs mentioned in the earlier mail below. The districts for intervention are Araria and Supaul where the interventi...
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  • Guest Post by: Dinesh Kumar MishraThe foundation stone of the Kosi Project was laid on January 14, 1955 amidst fanfare, jubilation and victory. Dr. Shrikrishna Sinha, thgen Chief Minister of Bihar, laid the foundation stone near Bhutaha village close to Nirmali, in Saharsa (now Supaul) district with...
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  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Avijit Dey, Plan International The following is a report on Plan International's current intervention in the Bihar Flood Situation. The report was received on 12th September 2008.Name of Organisation: Plan IndiaAddress: E-12 Kailash Colony, New DelhiPhone No. 46558484 Fax...
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  • Agam, is a music band from Bangalore and is an all Techie Band.  They were one the winners of the Band Hunt Reality Show “Oohlalala” which was judged by one of the finest musician India has ever produced, A.R Rahman.  Agam produces music, does live shows and fund raisers for charitable...
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  • The attached photographs from Eklavya Prasad (of Megh Pyne Abhiyan, more details of their work here  ) show drinking water pumps at the relief camp at Middle School, near Raghopur Railway station.The condition around the water pumps are highly unsanitary. It seems unlikely that the water i...
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  • The report ( current as on 13th September, 2008 ) provides a concise overview of the daily flood situation, action taken so far and provides detailed statistics on the issue. The report also includes meteorological forecasts and analysis of current and possible flood situations in the different area...
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  • Parineeta Dandekar spent some time to find resources on the web for people involved in relief efforts in flood situations.The following provides a concise look at precautions, useful resources and general tips regarding drinking water, sanitation, relief measures in the flood affected regions. Wate...
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  • Among lot of other data it gives the current government estimate of affected people (40lakh people, from 2350 affected villages, in 16 districts of Bihar, with the  number of deaths as 87). There is a district-wise breakup. Information about food and other material and cash being...
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  • In response to the flood situation a query was started on Solution Exchange regarding the available approaches to water purification in flood situations. A very large range of technologies and approaches were suggested by various practitioners based on their experience in the field. The consolidated...
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  • Please see message below: ======= We are in process of distributing 1,000 sets of TERAFIL water filters among the victims of Bihar flood affected areas for supply of drinking water. These filters can provide at least 50,000 litres of clean drinking water every day, which can be operated without elec...
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  • The NRSA and the Govt of India is working together to provide near real time data on the current flood situation in Bihar by using satellite imagery.The following image is from the NRSA website: The following points are noted in the accompanying documentation. - Satellite data fully covers Bihar sta...
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  • WaterAid India's northern regional office and the Government of Bihar's Department of Disaster Preparedness are carrying out a disaster preparation programme in five districts of Bihar - Muzzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Samsastipur and Sitamarhi .The main focus of this project...
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  • The field report below, dated September 6th, by a team including Ms. Medha Patkar, finds that rescue operations are ongoing and thousands of people are still stranded:UPDATE ON THE FLOOD SITUATION IN BIHAREveryone has been hoping that the rescue operations in the calamity-affected areas of Bihar wou...
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  • Image and Content Courtesy: FMIS & Govt of Bihar Disaster Management Department .The Disaster Management Department of the Govt. of Bihar has a website providing detailed analysis, statistics related to the current flood situation. Access here.Details regarding affected districts are available h...
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  • India Development and Relief Foundation's mission is : " to support volunteer-based, honest and highly experienced non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India in serving their populations’ critical needs around education, healthcare, and welfare, without regard to religion, caste or creed. Clic...
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  • Asha for Education  is a well-known group of individuals working on education and other issues.Asha's Varanasi chapter is accepting donations for flood relief work: Click here .
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  • Karmayog has compiled an extensive listing of organisations that are working in the flood areas and are accepting donations. See HereThere are organisations doing relief material collection in all major cities and several smaller ones. A couple of specific requests from there: A doctor involved...
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