.....posts from 'Bihar flood'
(15 Dec '08)
On August 18, 2008, the Kosi River broke through a man-made embankment in Nepal. The flooding was massive and engulfed half the neighbouring state of Bi¬har in India. The prime minister declared it a national calamity. According to the World Health Organization, 3.3 million people in 1,850 villages were affected, with one million rendered homeless. […]
(6 Oct '08)
4 Oct 2008, Supaul, Bihar Four more temporary shelters were constructed at Supaul for the flood affected in Bihar. Supaul is the worst flood affected area. Dr. Sarvan Kumar IAS, the district collector inaugurated the temporary shelters. The Tele-medicine van is going around the villages and the doctors use it to do joint diagnosis of […]
(22 Sep '08)
Photos of Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s relief and rehabilitation work in flood-affected Bihar. A team of brahmacharis, medical personnel and a construction team are working around the clock to rehabilitate the displaced.
(19 Sep '08)
16 September 2008 — Bowanipur, Purnia District, Bihar The Mata Amritanandamayi Math completed the construction of its first relief camp for victims of the Bihar flood today. The inauguration was conducted in the presence of the Minister for Labour Avdesh Narain Singh, District Magistrate C. Sridhar and Superintendent of Police Sri. B. Meena. The camp […]
(10 Sep '08)
10 September 2008 — Amritapuri Ashram announced today that it will provide two-crore rupees (3,13,596 € *) in flood-relief work in Bihar today. Teams of doctors, brahmacharis and other volunteers are already working, treating more than 500 patients a day. Construction of temporary shelters for those made homeless by the floods is now underway. Forty […]
(9 Sep '08)
8 September 2008 — AIMS Hospital, Cochin, Kerala The current situation is one of mobilization. Inspired to act by Amma, students, ashramites and medical staff at AIMS are working around the clock in order to bring relief to the millions of Biharis, who have been rendered homeless and helpless due to the state’s massive flooding. […]
(6 Sep '08)
4 September 2008 —Bihar, India Currently 50 percent of Bihar is underwater. The UN has stated that at least one million people have been rendered homeless; others say the figure is as high as five million. The death toll is currently around 75, but medical experts fear epidemics due to contaminated water. Cases of Typhoid, […]