Hundreds of people have lost their lives since July and nearly 20 million affected as one of the worst floods in Bihar in a decade showed no signs of abating. The situation in the worst affected 17 districts remained grim. An alarming rise in water level due to heavy rains inundated fresh areas in Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Katihar, Samastipur and Khagaria districts. Since Kosi River, the sorrow of Bihar, suddenly changed its course after breaching its embankment in Nepal on August 18, Kosi has moved 120km eastward, inundating huge tracts of low land. The river continues to engulf more and more villages every day. In Madhepura district alone, 378 villages have been badly affected while the corresponding number in Supaul is 243. Other affected districts are Araria, Saharsa, Purnia, Katihar and Khagaria.
To address the prevailing national calamity in Bihar, shortly a team of Doctors and Volunteers will be heading towards the various flood affected districts of Bihar. “YOUTH FOR EQUALITY” in collaboration with the Mumbai based “DOCTORS FOR YOU” and “INDIAN RAILWAY” preparing the logistic to implement the rescue plan. Considering the prediction of future flow of water in Kosi River particularly from Nepal, the scenario will remain same for few days which needed to be addressed without delay. This requires stationing of volunteers in Bihar for some days. Doctors from various parts of India will be traveling to undertake rescue related work and accompanying volunteers will share the responsibility of management.
In the 1st phase of operation, we will be targeting the six worst affected districts namely, Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura, Araria, Purnia & Katihar. Our interim relief team is already in the process of setting up control rooms at Mansi & Katihar railway stations for this operation. In the 2nd phase, we will be undertaking rehabilitative work for 3 month after the floodwaters recede.
We appeal to all to help the victims of this catastrophe by sending food, clothes, medicines, waterproof tents, cooking utensils & water purification plants.
We call upon every human being with a conscience to show solidarity with the victims of this catastrophe by immediately extending all kinds of help in our relief, rescue & rehabilitation operations. Next week or next month may be too late.
Those who wants to volunteer (Medical or Non Medical) Please contact us on following numbers:
Ravikant Singh, Chief Coordinator,“Doctors For You” =+91-9324334359
Jainendra Kumar, Patron, “Doctors For You”= +91-9811382902
Dr KaushalKant Mishra, Youth for Equality,+91-9868340420
For extending any material &/or financial support, Kindly contact -Helpline Numbers –
Mumbai – +91 - 9324334359, 9821871945
New Delhi- +91 – 9811382902,9868340420
Patna - +91 – 9308022326, 9234616135
As you requested I am sending some information about Bihar Flood Relief program by our organization.
As we all know that currently half of Bihar is submerged in water and its one of biggest national calamity. In this hour of grief, our organization is working to help people of Bihar. The three things that are most essential at this hour are food, water and medicines. “Youth for Equality” in collaboration with “Doctors for You” and Indian Railways have launched major heath initiatives for the people of Bihar. We are planning to send around 1500 doctors to Bihar by this weekend and 4000 doctors by 20th September.
There is a list of medicines that would be required by doctors during flood relief operation in Bihar and we can try to contribute as much medicines as possible. For more transparency and to ensure that these medicines are used for the relief work, we can put a stamp (probably with caption: “Donated to YFE, For Flood Relief in Bihar”) on each box of medicine.
We are planning to complete this work by this Friday as AIIMS doctor’s team is planning to start from Delhi on Saturday. So, we are collecting the funds today and tomorrow, so that we can buy the medicines on Friday and send them to the doctors.
Here are some links that discuss about this health campaign initiated by “Doctors for You” and “Youth for Equality”
Name of Organisation: Youth For Equality
Address: South extension part II, New Delhi
Phone No. 9868780980, 9868340420, 9990094245
Head of Organisation: Dr Kumar Harsh, AIIMS, New Delhi
Area of operation in Bihar: (names of villages/ relief camps/ districts) will be decided once team enters in affected areas. Pls contact to given telephone numbers
Focus of work: provide medicines, food and small health check up camps
List of materials/ services needed: medicines and food
Collection points: new delhi - conect to given phone numbers
Any other information: will try to connect all other organized camps also
YFE - New Delhi