Two teams conducting assessments of villages in Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts.
Meeting with Uttarakhand Government and NDMA for NGO co-ordination
Assessment in Chamoli district in progress
Distribution of 500 Hygiene kits in Ukhimat Block, Rudraprayag on July 8 planned.
Government requires 212 doctors and 96 specialists for 2– 3months.
The Relief team left Tilwara (28th morning) for Gaurikund to assess the 19 affected villages. The normal route from Tilwara to Gaurikund was just 45 kms uphill. But the incessant rains and flash flood have caused several landslides, blocking the road. The Relief team had to take a round-a-about route covering a distance of 130 kms to reach Phata, an eight hour drive.
Flood water was reported to be receding when the flood victims decided to go back to their villages. Authorities battling the massive deluge in Bihar issued public warnings of more floods to come and asked villagers not to return home from temporary shelters yet.
Update No 10 - 16/02/05
Initial Needs Assessment Carried out:
Although most of the EFICOR staff were away for Christmas holidays, within 6 hrs of the disaster hitting we had organized our first crisis management meeting at Bhadrachalem, Andhra Pradesh with the leadership of Rev Dino L Touthang, General Director who was visiting EFICOR's work in the areas. Since that meeting an EFICOR assessment team split into 5 groups and carried out a rapid needs assessment covering more than 1000kms from Andhra Pradesh down to Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
By Sheila George
Assam Relief Programme implemented by our DCC partner (Disaster Co-ordination Committee) NEICORD from 2nd week July 2004 -- till date
1. Survey and need assessment:- the NEICORD team along with the local committee had visited the flood affected areas - homes of many were destroyed and land, communication, schools, bridges etc damaged.
By Sheila George
EFICOR staff and volunteers continue relief operations in Bihar. 4000 people in Katra and Motipur blocks of Muzarffarpur district , 1900 in Khanpur and Hasanpur of Samastipur district , and 1000 in Gharpura and Kariama blocks of Begusarai district have so far received relief materials in 26 villages. 6900 persons have so far received dry rations -gram flour mixture, flattened rice and sugar.