Oxfam India to provide emergency assistance in Uttrakhand

Oxfam India to provide emergency assistance in Uttrakhand

Oxfam India to provide emergency assistance in Uttrakhand

To donate money to help those affected by the floods please go to www.oxfamindia.org

NEW DELHI, JUNE 21. Oxfam India has announced an immediate emergency relief response in the flood affected areas of Uttarakhand. Oxfam India is providing humanitarian assistance in the form of non-food items such as fleece blankets as well as dry food rations to the flood affected and shelter-less. Oxfam India is coordinating its efforts with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and through its partners in the affected areas.

Once access is possible, Oxfam India will immediately assess the situation with the help of the local administration and its local partners based in Uttarakhand. This is a large and complex operation given the geography of the area and the extent of the damage which is still to be assessed in full. Oxfam’s relief operations include providing water and sanitation, safety and protection of women and children. Since Uttarakhand is also one of Oxfam India’s 7 focus states, beyond the short term relief operation, Oxfam India is committed to strengthen its long term program of support.

Apart from its own contribution, Oxfam is initiating a campaign to invite support in the form of donations from individuals, corporations and institutions for this extensive operation. Oxfam is raising funds from international donors as well.

To donate money to help those affected please go to www.oxfamindia.org

“This is one of the worst calamities to have struck Uttarakhand in recent times. The problems such a calamity leaves behind are complex and need interventions at many levels. The immediate need of course is to help the more than 60000 pilgrims and tourists who are stranded. Oxfam is responding to provide provisions to the stranded people” says, Nisha Agrawal, CEO Oxfam India.

Oxfam works across the globe to reduce people’s vulnerability to disasters in the long term by helping them protect their homes and assets against natural disasters like flooding, by providing safe water and sanitation, reduce vulnerability of the poorest people, particularly women, by developing more climate-resilient livelihoods.

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