The Times of India calls it "India's Katrina; only the challenges could be bigger" (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Kosi_devastates_Bihar_2_million_homeless/articleshow/3405430.cms). 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 International USA has immediately donated $2,000 and has launched an appeal to help these unfortunate victims. Your support will help reduce the suffering of these people in the flood affected states, living in the remotest areas. Sewa International will do its best to help the flood victims in restoring their normal lives with the help of our partner organizations.
To Donate from Outside Bharat Visit: http://www.sewausa.org/contribute-sewa-usa
To Donate in Bharat Contact:
Sewa International Delhi
Plot Number 49,
Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Marg,
Phone: 0091-11 23232850
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