EFICOR Bihar Flood Relief-2017 Update-5 – 20th September2017

Even after one month of disaster, flood survivors are yet to recover from the trauma of losing their near and dear ones and most of the affected families are limping back to their normalcy. The challenges before poor and vulnerable survivors are construction of their damaged huts and finding an alternative livelihood option since standing crops were completely destroyed as 90% of them are landless farmers. Though the govt. has announced Rs.6000 as immediate cash compensation but in EFICOR intervention villages it was found that about 40 % of the households only have received the first installment of Rs.3000 and others are yet to receive. EFICOR team has been taking the issue of non-receipt of the compensation to the relevant district officials. It was also found that for some of the households who do not have a bank account the government is planning to release the liquid cash.
During the interaction with the community, it was indicated that the community might look for any job outside their village due to immense job stress in the village. The team while talking to flood victims felt that distress migration might happen in these villages due to lack of food security in the days to come. The team has been advocating for the victims along with other Inter Agency Members (IAG) for compensation and food security through Public Distribution System (PDS).
Relief Distribution Status: As on 19th September, EFICOR distributed relief kits of Food & NFI to 4178 families in East Champaran and Madhubani Districts covering about 25940 population. The teams are working tirelessly to reach the target.

5th Update_Bihar Flood Relief _20th Sept’17 1.pdf

 

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