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Kashmir Floods 2014

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Flood Ravaged JAMMU & KASHMIR 2014

Jammu & Kashmir has been ravaged by worst hit flood which has killed near 250 People and stranded people in their houses with flood water upto the roof. 600,000 people are estimated to have been effected and only 100,000 been rescued so far by volunteers and army. Army has been overwhelmed by rescue calls and their rescue efforts were focused on certain areas and localities only.Locals with the help of homemade boats and shikaras have carried out huge number of rescue operations . J&K is still badly in need of rescue boats, drinking water, food, baby food and medical aid. We co ordinated rescue SOS calls which were being picked up via Twitter and then passed on to local Volunteers who made attempts to rescue stranded. Follow us on @timesofkashmir to get news updates

 

RESCUE Missions

Volunteer teams at Srinagar carried our rescue operations from day 1 with the help of few boats arranged privately. When water levels rose and flood banks broke there was a power and communication blackout in Valley. Times Of Kashmir managed contact with Kashmir via a working landline for most of the worst period which helped in flow of information both ways when everything had come to standstill in Kashmir. Help and distress calls were posted on twitter @timesofkashmir and these were CC @adgpi and tagged #SOS. Army Rescue teams apparently picked up these tweets and mobilised their rescue boats accordingly. Our experience of calling @ADGPI helpline no’s repeatedly for 3 days did not get any response as phones kept ringing so we decided to focus on private rescue missions.

REHABILITATE

As the water levels are receding Times of Kashmir will support RAAHAD AID Foundation on rehabilitating affected population with Aid for shelter,food,clothing,medication and clean drinking water.

LIFE SAVING MEDICINES

RAAHAD AID Foundation will also exclusively focus on Life saving supplies(Medicines) required for most vulnerable i,e Infants, pregnant women, elderly and disabled. We rely on donors worldwide to support us in making this happen.

RAAHAD AID Foundation

RAAHAD AID Foundation is being set up at the moment in order for volunteers to work in a co ordinated and efficient manner to receive funds, buy supplies and distribute these among needy. At present RAAHAD AID Foundation volunteers are collecting aid in Delhi, Srinagar, Dubai ,Saudi Arabia ,USA and UK. If you wish to donate funds please contact us :

RaahatAid@gmail.com

or

DONATE NOW

https://www.youcaring.com/raahataid4JK-flood-relief-medical-aid

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Devastation caused by floods

Devastation caused by floods

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Devastation by Floods

Devastation by Floods

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