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25 Sep 2017 description

Beneficiary: Geetha’s family

Block: Raxaul

Panchayat/Village: Belahi

Geetha and her husband Lalbihari have 4 children – 3 girls and 1 boy. The eldest girl is aged 10 years. Lalbihari is a daily wage labourer and in a month he doesn’t gets work on a daily basis. During the flood on 13-14 Aug 2017, their house was half submerged in the water and as the walls got damaged, the entire house has tilted to one side. It may fall down at any time.

19 Jul 2012 description

Background:

With the monsoon not even reaching many parts of India, Assam reeling under a major flood with death toll rising above 91 in 22 districts. About 20 lakhs people were affected and displaced due to incessant rainfall with the rise of water level of River Brahmaputra and its tributaries.

08 Aug 2011 description

This issue of Annual Report contains reports from all EHA Hospitals and various projects. It also include reports from the departments.

CONTENTS of the REPORT

Chairperson’s message
Executive Director’s report
Community Health Department report
Partnership Projects & HIV report
Humanitarian Responses and Preparedness

26 Sep 2008 description

Situation Report

The situation in the flood affected areas of Bihar continues to be in a bad shape following the massive destruction caused by the Kosi River.

After the initial evacuation and emergency rescue operations initiated by the Indian army and other relief operations, the affected communities are still fighting hard to survive and are trying to adjust to the new surroundings and challenges that they face each day. The relief camps are still temporary and the needs are growing while the solution to such a crisis is still in the air.

Bihar, one of the poorest states in …

22 Sep 2008 description

Situation Report

It is 34 days since the Kosi River in Bihar breached its embankment to cause one of the worst flood situations in India, taking many lives and leaving 3 million people struggling for a normal life. The flood affected people continue to suffer and battle with diseases. Relief organisations are carrying out their work in full swing but the emotional and psychological trauma of the victims is only worsening each day.

EHA Response

The EHA Relief team is continuing its relief operations in the flood affected areas of Madhepura, Bihar.

19 Sep 2008 description

Situation Report

Meticulous efforts are being carried out by various organizations through several relief workers and volunteers in Bihar. Continuous medical support is being provided by the medical camps in various areas through the supply of medicines and also implementation of sanitation methods. In spite of all the efforts being made, many people are still struggling to find a normal life.

Emotional Trauma

Volunteers are encountering new problems such as psychological depression, character disorderliness, fear and trauma among young people and adolescents.

11 Sep 2008 description

Situation Report

Owing to the devastating effects of the Kosi River, a number of relief camps were set up in the Saharsha District as most of the areas in this district are on an elevated level. 200 people from five of the most severely affected blocks (Sanoavadra, Pathargarh, Sor Bazar, Madhepura and Muraliganj) along with their livestock found shelter at the Patwaha village of Saharsha District.

The relief camp is located at the Middle school in Patwaha.

30 Jan 2006 description

With winter well set in, EHA is still there, providing the much needed medical and health care to the survivors of the earthquake in Kashmir, shivering in the onslaught of snow and unrelenting rain.

Braving extreme cold climatic conditions and heavy snowfall the EHA team consisting of Siju, Trinath, Koshy, Stanley, George and others continued to serve the people of Kashmir throughout the winter.

EHA Response

EHA focused on providing medical care, trauma care & counseling to the affected people in remote villages. EHA conducted 42 medical camps and mobile clinics in remote …

14 Nov 2005 description

As winter sets in, thousands of earthquake victims in Kashmir await help in the valleys and mountainsides, shivering in the onslaught of snow and unrelenting rain.

With 70% of the houses severely damaged in the October 8 earthquake, hundreds of affected people in Uri sector of Kashmir, are seeking shelter under thin polythene sheets and makeshift tents.

04 Nov 2005 description

The EHA medical team climbed upto the Khalsa Ghati village at 9000 feet height and provided medical assistance to the quake affected families. It was the first medical team to operate at such a high altitude.

The medical team had earlier visited Khala village at 8000 feet height, where they were requested by Samurdhen, a resident of Khalsa Ghati, to visit their village as nobody had visited them so far. When the team climbed there with great difficulty, they found that all the houses had collapsed and children, women and other old people were staying in makeshift temporary shelter.

04 Nov 2005 description

The EHA medical team climbed upto the Khalsa Ghati village at 9000 feet height and provided medical assistance to the quake affected families. It was the first medical team to operate at such a high altitude.

The medical team had earlier visited Khala village at 8000 feet height, where they were requested by Samurdhen, a resident of Khalsa Ghati, to visit their village as nobody had visited them so far. When the team climbed there with great difficulty, they found that all the houses had collapsed and children, women and other old people were staying in makeshift temporary shelter.

29 Oct 2005 description

Today, the EHA relief team based in Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir, visited Jabla village situated at 6000ft height. The health and hygiene conditions of the people are quite serious in this village. 90% of the women in the village are anemic. No agencies have provided medical relief in the area so far. EHA involved local volunteers and conducted medical camp in the village. The medical team treated 135 patients most of whom were women and children, and suffering from common cold, headaches & ear pain. It was found that worm infection was quite common in the children.

28 Oct 2005 description

Today, the EHA relief team based in Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir, visited Jabla village situated at 6000ft height. The health and hygiene conditions of the people are quite serious in this village. 90% of the women in the village are anemic. No agencies have provided medical relief in the area so far. EHA involved local volunteers and conducted medical camp in the village. The medical team treated 135 patients most of whom were women and children, and suffering from common cold, headaches & ear pain. It was found that worm infection was quite common in the children.

25 Oct 2005 description

As of October 25, 2005 a 13 member EHA medical team has treated 1200 earthquake victims in remote villages of Uri Sector in Jammu & Kashmir. The team made its operational base in Baramullah from where the members undertake an hour and a half trek up to the remote mountains daily. Medical camps are conducted in these villages everyday. The victims who come for treatment are mainly women and children suffering from fever and other infectious diseases. There is also a high prevalence of TB among the Gujjar community living in these villages.

18 Oct 2005 description

The EHA medical team conducted a medical camp at Namabla village in Uri region of Baramulla district. More than 150 patients were treated for common diseases like cold, fever, water born diseases and minor injuries. The Team is also planning to visit more interior villages in the coming days. Dr Mary, EHA's mobile team leader informed that majority of the patients are small children. They were still under trauma and some even needed medication. She has called for more supply of vitamins, antibiotics as there is an increased report of diseases.

17 Oct 2005 description

EHA team sets up base in Baramulla and Srinagar October 17, 2005

14 Oct 2005 description

EHA along with its Disaster Coordination Committee (DCC) partners (EFICOR & DC) is currently conducting rapid assessment in the affected areas of Jammu Kashmir (J & K).

A team consisting of three doctors, 3 nurses, an epidemiologist, a community health specialist and EHA's Disaster Program Manager left for J & K today. Contacts are being established with local hospitals and four agencies in J & K. Volunteers of these agencies are currently assisting our joint assessment team at different areas.

EHA is also in touch with hospitals in Pakistan.

31 Aug 2004 description

July 2004 will remain forever in the memory of the people of Cachar District. They were homeless, hungry and helpless, with water everywhere but no safe water to drink. Their houses were submerged by the surging floods. Cachar district was declared as one of the worst affected flooded area in Assam.