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AIF pitches in for Bihar's flood-affected
A Correspondent | September 08, 2008 14:58 IST
About five lakh people stranded; crops, cattle and infrastructure worth billions of rupees destroyed -- nightmarish floods have wreaked havoc in Bihar. Millions, with minimal food and potable water, yearn for aid.
In the four worst-affected districts -- Supaul, Madhepura, Araria, and Saharsa -- over 2.27 million people have been severely impacted by the floods.
Aid has been pouring into Bihar. Organisations across the world have been coordinating relief operations. One such organisation -- American India Foundation � seeks to rebuild the lives of the victims of this natural calamity.
In a statement, the AIF, which had earlier come to the aid of Gujarat earthquake (2001) and Tsunami [Images] (2004) victims, said the hard task of rebuilding lives will begin when the flood waters recede. 'The main focus of our work will be in the reconstruction phase when the long-term task of rebuilding communities will begin,' the AIF said in a press release.
Working with two existing NGO partners, Mamta and Sammaan Foundation, the AIF seeks to:
Those willing to join this effort can make a contribution at http://www.aifoundation.org/donate/ or mail a check payable to the American India Foundation to: American India Foundation (Re: BRF) 216 E 45th St, 7th Floor New York, NY 10017.
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