India: Earthquake - Jan 2001
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Two years after the devastating earthquake in Gujarat, 5,000 earthquake resistant homes and over 60 community buildings across 27 villages in Kutch and Patan stand testimony to the success of the largest public-private partnership in response to the disaster.
BHUJ, India (July 25, 2001) - Six months after a devastating earthquake ripped through Gujarat state in India, CARE is making delivery on the first lot of completed houses for survivors in the severely affected Kutch district. Families in Nilpar village are the first to move into their homes.
In the aftermath of the January 26, 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, India, CARE's Gujarat Relief and Rehabilitation Project has helped 175,000 people rebuild their lives. CARE immediately provided urgently needed medical care, food and non-food items, constructed temporary shelters and restored a safe water supply. CARE now is working to rebuild 30 villages, which includes 10,000 homes.
Exactly two months ago today one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded in South Asia hit the Indian state of Gujarat. The result: 20,000 people killed, thousands of homes in ruins and half of the state's schools damaged or destroyed.
By Claudia M.Chang, CARE press officer
Table of Contents
List of Acronyms
- The Needs Assessment Process
Lessons Learned from other Disaster and Rehabilitation Experiences
Response to the Gujarat Earthquake
Response Strategy by FICCI and CARE
NGO Calls for an inclusive approach
as efforts transition into long term projects
(ATLANTA (March 1, 2001) - Tom Alcedo, country director for CARE's programs in India, testified today via satellite from New Delhi before the House Committee on International Relations in Washington DC. Urging the subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia to continue their commitment to fund rehabilitation programs in India after the January 26 earthquake in Gujarat state, Alcedo emphasized the need for a holistic and comprehensive approach to helping survivors.
Efforts turn toward long term restoration of people's lives
A CARE staff member reflects on the devastation and the road to recovery in India following a recent visit . . .
By Andrew Graham, CARE Canada
C.S. Reddy, an Indian national and team leader of CARE's relief efforts in Gujarat, speaks about his first-hand experience in the earthquake zone, and the priorities and challenges of rebuilding...
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and CARE have entered into a partnership that will likely provide millions in aid to survivors of the January 26 earthquake which devastated the state of Gujarat. FICCI will use its unprecedented influence within the Indian and international business communities to marshal private sector resources, materials and staff for the reconstruction effort. The partnership, which will focus immediately on providing temporary shelter for earthquake survivors, also takes a longer-term view of reconstruction in Gujarat.
By Wendy Driscoll, Press Officer
By Wendy Driscoll, CARE press officer
ATLANTA (February 8, 2001) - The Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India's largest business federation, and the international relief and development organization CARE are working together to channel urgently needed resources into earthquake rehabilitation projects in Gujarat. This is the first time a major humanitarian organization has partnered with India's business community, and represents the most significant and organized response to date by India's private sector to rehabilitation efforts.
ATLANTA (February 8, 2001) -- In a live on-line chat at www.sulekha.com/earthquake/ on Friday, February 9 at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Tom Alcedo, country director for all of CARE's programs in India, will answer questions about the earthquake that struck Gujarat, India on January 26, 2001.
ATLANTA (February 7, 2001) - Several leading businesses based in the Northwestern United States will contribute substantial financial assistance to CARE's earthquake recovery efforts in El Salvador and India. The funds from Starbucks Coffee Company, The Schwab Foundation, Microsoft Corporation and Digital Partners will support long-term recovery programs in the most devastated areas of each country.
Grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help rebuild lives in quake-stricken countries