Devastation by the recent floods in Kashmir has left tens of thousands homeless and consumed at least 175 lives. Seeing the destruction, IndiaCSR for the first time decided to have direct intervention in rescue and rehabilitation of sufferers. We request corporates to help us in our efforts through cash and kind, please see below for the list of items that are needed on the ground based on our initial assessment conducted by IndiaCSR team.
Jammu & Kashmir has been hit by one of the worst floods in decades due to incessant rain which has triggered landslides and submerging hundreds of villages. Due to the non-stop downpour in J&K, causing extensive damage to thousands of people lives, livestock, water supply, livelihood, telecommunications and road accessibility hampering relief and rescue operations.
According to the Home Ministry of India, several thousand villages across the state had been hit and 350 villages had been submerged. Devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir have caused an immediate loss of Rs 5,400-5700 crore , well exceeding 10 % of the state’s GDP with heavy damages to trade, hotels, restaurants, horticulture and handicraft besides throwing completely out of gear basic infrastructure of power, railways and communication, initial estimates arrived by ASSOCHAM.
The most needed relief materials: Dry Food Kit (Dal), Hygiene Kit, Blankets, Tents, Utensils and Tarpaulin sheets. The majorly affected areas are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajuri, Poonch and Reasi.
We are coordinating with our on ground staff and partners for need updates and timely deliveries to help those that need it the most. We are working towards a comprehensive coordinated response for near term and long term appeal to join hands and provide relief to the affected immediately and later for rehabilitation needs that will be there.
Donation in kind
Family Kits consisting of:
1. Food for Four Family Members for a Week
4. Washing Powder
5. Sanitary Napkins
6. Blankets – 4
7. Disposable Spoons and Bowls
8. Mosquito Net
9. Water Purification Tablets
10. First Aid Kit
Donation in cash
1. Rs. 35,000 can provide food and temporary shelter to 10 families for a month
2. Rs. 15,000 can provide hygiene kits and temporary shelter for 5 families
3. Rs. 10,000 can provide food for 5 families for a month
4. Rs. 5,000 can provide clean drinking water for 30 families for a week
For further information on in-kind product or financial contribution please contact: Bilal: 09419017366 / Rusen 09981099555: or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bilal is on the ground and leading the relief work in Kashmir.