Amphan Relief


Rebuilding Lives, Rebuilding Resilience

A Sanjog Initiative

 For the worst affected by Cyclone Amphan in Bengal

Amphan has created havoc in Bengal, most severely the districts of North and South 24 Parganas. While 77 people have been reported to be killed, the estimates of destruction is still in progress. Sanjog has been working in the two districts for 8 years, with 10 organisations, 40 grassroots social workers and 300 young women who are survivors of violence. The reports since Wednesday night, the distress calls that have been pouring in establish the following:

  • People who live in kuchcha houses have been rendered homeless, because houses made of mud or plastic, bamboo, with thatched, tin or tiled roofs have been razed to the ground.
  • Semi pucca houses have been damaged – particularly the roofs and therefore, once the roofs were broken or blown away, the winds and rain destroyed all belongings inside the house – including clothes, utensils, books and educational materials, to even the smallest of their belongings.

Some snippets of the current conditions in the two districts –

With the distress of Amphan, it has become imperative for Sanjog to start this relief project to ensure survival for children, women and the most marginalised people in these two districts…

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Proposed Coverage: We are aiming to reach out to 500 families in the 2 districts of west bengal, 3000 people approximately

Geographical coverage:  25 Blocks in North and South 24 Parganas

Targeted Beneficiaries: Survivors of trafficking and sexual violence, women headed families, daily wage earners, migrant returnees and their families, and the landless

All collected funds will go towards:

  1. Health For Hundreds (Immediate Support in the next 2 weeks): Approximate cost per family for the immediate support: INR 3500
  2. Homes for Hundreds (Short term Support in the next 2 months): Approximate cost per family for the short-term support: INR 50,000
  3. Hope and Dignity for Hundreds (Longer term Support in the next 10 months): Approximate cost per individual for Micro loans/ micro grants for livelihood projects & income opportunities: INR 25,000 to 30,000

The Appeal:

Every penny counts, so any amount of contribution is welcome. All contributions made to the organisation can be claimed as a deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

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