Habitat Uttarakhand Disaster Relief

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Help us assist 2,000 families affected by the Uttarakhand Disaster by donating towards Habitat's Immediate Relief, Transitional Shelter and Rehabilitation efforts!

Local laws require ALL Indian donors to register.  No anonymous donations accepted.  Thank you.

Uttarakhand Disaster

Heavy rains from 14 June caused rivers in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Tehri districts in Uttarakhand state to overflow. This triggered flooding and landslides. More than 5000 people are predicted to have been killed and 75,000 people are stranded. 

As per the initial assessment, the immediate needs are: Drinking water, Food items, GI Sheets, plastic sheets, solar lights, restoration of road and communication links, warm clothing, Medicines, Sanitary kits and disposal of the dead (both human & animal).

 

Habitat's Disaster Response Initiative

Habitat for Humanity is recognised as a leader in provision of safe housing and shelter assistance to those lacking the resources to obtain adequate housing on their own (Habitat's previous disaster responses). Habitat for Humanity  assists communities and families affected by disasters to reduce their vulnerability to disasters by providing disaster-resilient housing solutions.

Habitat aims to assist 2,000 disaster affected families by responding in the following stages:

 disaster response stages

 

Stage 1: Immediate Relief

Habitat will intervene in the aftermath of the disaster (over the next one month) by providing emergency shelter  and hygiene kits that comprise non-food items. These are distributed from the emergency phase until durable solutions are achieved. These items protect people from external conditions such as rain, wind, dust, diseases etc. that would otherwise impact their health. Additionally, immediate relief efforts enhance a disaster affected family's security, privacy, dignity and livelihood.

Emergency Shelter Kits: Emergency Shelter Kits contain tarpaulin sheets, blankets, jerry-cans, buckets, Bamboo poles, and rope and hand tools. These tools will help the families to repair or convert distributed materials into physical structures to save their lives or to have privacy till durable housing solutions are derived. (Read more about the need for emergency shelter kits)

Hygiene Kits: This will benefit the families whose houses are partially damaged due to flood water, sludge and wastes. With the help of the Hygiene kits they can remove the sludge and disinfect using the chlorine powder and other disinfectants. The Hygiene kits consists of mosquito nets, hand tools, bucket, chlorine powder and Chlorine tablets.  

 

Stage 2: Transitional Shelter

Families affected by this disaster will be provided with 'Transitional shelter' for about two months after the disaster so that they are able  to  live in a safe environment till a permanent housing solution is developed. Transitional shelter provides a habitable covered living space and a secure, healthy living environment, with privacy and dignity, to those within it, during the period between a natural disaster and the achievement of durable shelter.

 

Stage 3: Rehabilitation through Repair and Re-construction of Homes

House Repairs:  Habitat will repair and renovate the partially damaged houses and make it safe and fit for dwelling till durable housing solutions are derived.

Reconstruction of Houses: Habitat will construct permanent houses (Disaster Resistant) for those families who have lost their houses.

Disaster Resilience Communities and Construction Practices through Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives: HFH India community based disaster risk reduction and mitigation initiatives will assist communities to identify their resources and develop an active Disaster Response and Risk reduction plan for their community members. General awareness will be created on disaster resilience construction practices – promoting safe houses. (Read more about how we train communities to mitigate the effects of future disasters)


 

         

    

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Anthony Thomas , Donated 5.00 INR , 07/11/13 at 6:38 PM
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Anthony Thomas , Donated 5.00 INR , 07/11/13 at 6:31 PM
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Team Goa 4 a Cause Z , Donated 15,000.00 INR , 03/11/13 at 2:50 AM
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Sucharitha Somasundaram , Donated 50.00 INR , 29/10/13 at 4:57 PM
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A worthy cause!

Centina C Fernades , Donated 10,000.00 INR , 25/10/13 at 4:03 PM
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Let's do our part!

Anthony Thomas , Donated 5.00 INR , 17/10/13 at 7:30 PM
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Anthony Thomas , Donated 5.00 INR , 17/10/13 at 7:25 PM
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Santosh Tungare , Donated 1,000.00 INR , 15/10/13 at 11:51 PM
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All the best!

Anthony Thomas , Donated 5.00 INR , 16/09/13 at 5:46 PM
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Let's do our part!

Deepa Damodar Deval , Donated 2,000.00 INR , 16/09/13 at 5:37 PM
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All the Best for supporting good cause.
Deepa Deval,Zin Visakhapatnam(vizag),India

SHIVANI PATEL SAHNI , Donated 500.00 INR , 13/09/13 at 9:47 PM
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Neha Vatsala , Donated 1,000.00 INR , 01/09/13 at 3:40 PM
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ZUMBA(r) Fitness Instructor's 4m CHENNAI are all excited to donate more here-post r fund raising event on 14th Sep. Lots of Love from VATSY

Jetpo Jetpo , Donated 9.00 INR , 16/08/13 at 8:20 AM
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Good luck!

Nitya Nadar , Donated 500.00 INR , 13/08/13 at 9:50 PM
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This too shall pass away

Ashish Saini , Donated 11,000.00 INR , 13/08/13 at 2:32 PM
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