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Bihar Flood 2008 Relief Effort Activity Report Dated- 3rd of Sep. 2008 Summary: Combined effort of various organization working and serving together

Activity Report Dated- 3rd of Sep. 2008Summary: Combined effort of various organization working and serving together to provide relief to victims of devastating flood in Bihar, India. 3,500 dedicated volunteers working round the clock rescuing, distributing relief materials, providing food and essential health care. From Aug. 19th itself, seven Sewa centers (camps) were setup in most effected districts providing immediate relief. Relief materials are collected at centers and then distributed to the people in need through boats. Relief center in Saharsa and all seven centers are providing food to thousands and we plan to set up relief centers at more locations. Brief Outline of Topography:On the East of Kosi Embankment is situated the districts of Katihar, Purnea, Araria, Supaul, Saharsa and Madhepura and on the West of embankment lies the districts of Madhubani, Darbhanga and Samastipur.
KUSAHA is the name of the place where the embankment broke, on the 18th of August 2008, causing thi…


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"The flood situation in Bihar, India, this year has been the worst in the living memory, leaving thousands dead and rendering homeless and destroying crops, cattle and property worth billions. The hapless victims of this catastrophe are in dire need of helping hand and will have to begin their lives from scratch when the flood waters recede. "
the benevolent to help these unfortunate victims. Your support will help reduce the sufferings of
these people in the flood affected state of Bihar, living in the remote areas. Sewa International
will help the flood victims to bring back life to normal in the state of Bihar.
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Bihar Flood Relief Appeal – Sewa International USA immediately releases $2,000 Friday 29th of August 2008 The Times of India calls it "India's Katrin

Friday 29th of August 2008

The Times of India calls it "India's Katrina; only the challenges could be bigger"

Bihar is currently experiencing devastating floods. The embankment along the Kosi river in northern Bihar has broken , drowning towns and numerous villages – many are reported dead or rendered homeless.

More than 2 million people are affected and over a million have become homeless. The district of Supaul alone has 500 villages destroyed and over 600,000 people affected. Innumerable amount of crops and property have been destroyed or damaged. The flood situation is very dire and every day the level of water is increasing and affecting more people.

Sewa International volunteers are already at work providing relief & succor to the flood victims and plans to take up the challenging task of rehabilitating flood victim. The most urgent needs include shelter, access to fresh water, food, emergency medical supplies, and basic household items.


Sewa bharati and sewa international helping Bihar flood victims

Sewa International and the partner organzation such as Sewa Bharati has been providing relief to people effected by devastating flood since Aug. 19th itself. Below is a photo of materials being dispatched from New Delhi office.

Religious differences 'sink' in Kosi floods Wed, Sep 3 05:34 PM The Kosi may have changed its course killing and displacing many in Bihar, but the r

Source: Indian Express
Wed, Sep 3 05:34 PMThe Kosi may have changed its course killing and displacing many in Bihar, but the river has also 'sank' religious differences as evident in relief camps where RSS men were seen serving food to Muslims.Clad in khaki shorts and caps, RSS men are serving gram and flattened rice to Muslim flood victims in a relief camp at Saharsa.The camp being run by 'Seva Bharti', a Sangh Parivar outfit, at the zila school campus at Saharsa presents a rare but heartening sight where the devastating deluge of Kosi has sunk bitterness and differences."Over a 100 people of my community are taking shelter here for more than a week now and we have absolutely no complaint. Life cannot be better than this in a relief shelter," says Mohammed Salauddin, who fled Parba village in Madhepura district along with his family to escape the flood fury.In another camp, a kilometre away, a joyful reunion was taking place. The prayers of Phulo Devi, who h…