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DISASTER RESPONSE
Stories of Hope

DISASTER RESPONSE

  • A Twist of Fate
    COVID - 19 Response

    A Twist of Fate

    "My wife mixed water with leftover flour and fed my hungry children so that they can sleep. Meanwhile I wept silently ", said 39-year-old Vipin while he was narrating the troubles, he had to face during the COVID - 19 lockdown. A resident of Shamsabad Colony in District Palwal, he lived a happy life with his wife and four daughters and worked in an auto manufacturi... Read More

  • Weaving a ray of hope
    COVID - 19 Response

    Weaving a ray of hope

    Mrs. V. Samrajyam does not have to worry about arranging meals for her family for the next 45 days during these COVID 19 times. Till a few days back, she was in distress and under severe stress. She belongs to the handloom weavers community in Mangalagiri, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. At age 63, she is a daily wager and earns INR 300 per day for her hard work. ... Read More

  • Faith in humanity restored
    COVID - 19 Response

    Faith in humanity restored

    "I can face any difficulty that life throws at me but seeing my family yearning for a grain of food broke me." Wiping his tears, Shri Ram collected the dry ration kit which will help feed his family for 30-40 days. Aged 40, Shri Ram is a resident of Rajendra Park, Gurugram. He has to look after his parents, wife and two children. Prior to the ... Read More

  • Little help goes a long way
    COVID - 19 Response

    Little help goes a long way

    At 18, Sarathi is determined to get her sisters' educated. Belonging from a minority group and growing up in the absence of a mother has time and again presented her with various challenges. Sarathi resides in the Purulia district of West Bengal. Her family consists of her father and three sisters. Her mother passed away after giving birth to her fourth child. Her ... Read More

  • Finding a way amidst troubles
    COVID - 19 Response

    Finding a way amidst troubles

    Prior to the lockdown due to COVID - 19, 30-year-old Kiran was barely able to manage her life. With woeful eyes, she said, "My husband was a mason, two years ago our life took a flip when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. To manage my four kids with an ailing husband, I moved to my mother's place in Ambedkar Camp, Delhi. I began working as domestic help with her... Read More

  • A ray of hope
    COVID - 19 Response

    A ray of hope

    ‘Dukhini’ in Bengali means someone’s life full of sadness and misery. Perhaps parents of Dukhini Mahato of Jargo village of Purulia’s Jhalda Block, West Bengal chose her name when she was born blind. Not surprisingly, her life has been a continuous struggle. In an intimate conversation with Dukhini, now 72, she shared her journey over the years. Her parents... Read More

  • Journey of hope and survival
    COVID - 19 Response

    Journey of hope and survival

    With the onset of the COVID- 19 crisis, India has seen a very large reverse migration of workers making the arduous trip back to their homes from places of their work. Since the companies were shut due to nation-wide lockdown, many workers were left with no work and hence no earning. This forced them to travel home despite hardships as it was not feasible for them to ... Read More

  • Rising above debt
    COVID - 19 Response

    Rising above debt

    Kamunuri Jayamma expressed her gratitude upon receiving the household provisions kit that will easily last her 30 - 45 days in this lockdown. Holding her hand is her grandson and while on the way back he has already demanded his favorite meal. Ms. Kamunuri Jayamma is aged 54, a widower who resides in Hussain Katta, Mangalagiri town, Guntur District, Andhr... Read More

  • Disaster struck caregivers: Revisiting Cyclone Fani
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Disaster struck caregivers: Revisiting Cyclone Fani

    India’s eastern front in April of 2019 encountered one of its biggest, strongest tropical cyclone to have stuck the state of Odisha since the catastrophic 1999 Super cyclone. Forming near the equator around April 26, by the time Cyclone Fani reached India, it had gathered enough momentum to affect 1.6 crore people, cause over INR 24,000 crore worth of property damag... Read More

  • Lalitha Kumaran’s story
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Lalitha Kumaran’s story

    Mr. Kumaran works as a bus driver in Konnathady Gram Panchayat and lives  in Munnar with his family. It was an ordinary day on 7th January, his daughter Nandana was watching her favourite cartoon show along with her younger brother. The entire family was relaxing and sitting together in the living room. As the children were hungry,  her mother went to the... Read More

  • Between Hardships and humility
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Between Hardships and humility

    The day started off as a routine one for me. Along with a volunteer and our associate Mr. Rajendran, I reached Devikulam Grama Panchayat. I travelled through bumpy roads enjoying the scenic beauty of Munnar to reach my destination. As part of our damaged well validation exercise, we visited Mr. Sabu’s house. He and his family welcomed us with a warm smile, offered b... Read More

  • Investing in local capacities: Empowering key actors in disaster response
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Investing in local capacities: Empowering key actors in disaster response

    During the recent floods in Kerala, the state witnessed hundreds of fishermen reaching out to the remotest of areas where flood victims were stuck, utilising their own resources. Over the years, disaster sites across India have seen neighbours, communities and the grassroot NGOs present locally as the first responders with immediate support while the government machin... Read More

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