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RAAHAT AID

Raahat Aid Foundation
is an Emergency Relief Organisation which came into existence on the 4th of september 2014 when torrential rains lashed Jammu & Kashmir and caused havoc in its rivers and lakes. 600,000 people were stranded in their houses and their property and belongings destroyed as cities and towns submerged in water and people were without access to elecricity, drinking water and food for nearly 2 weeks. Approximately 300 people have been reported dead so far and this number is rising day by day as water recedes and more corpses are found. Flood water has also caused huge devastation to property, livestock as well as infrastructure i,e roads,bridges,hospitals,schools etc. People in this part of the world have no access to insurance so loss of property and belongings is for ever.


WHAT HAS RAAHAT DONE SO FAR

RESCUE
Rescue operations have been carried out by locals in makeshift rafts and some selective ones by army as state authorities were no where to be seen. Due to lack of boats majority of the stranded population were left to fend for themselves. Our team members carried out rescue missions in 2 boats & were out everyday to rescue standed and vulnerable. #SOS and distress calls tweeted on twitter when telephone and mobile services cut off were filtered in the UK by us and then passed on to our team at Srinagar via a functional telephone landline or WhatsApp. Our team then rushed to rescue with the information provided to them over the phone. This worked amazingly. We are proud to have rescued hundreds. Please check our Twitter feed @Timesofkashmir for what we did.

RELIEF
We have so far shipped 20 tons of Aid free with the help of Spicejet & IndiGo Airlines in last 30 days and this included life saving medicines as well as baby food, food, water, blankets and clothes.
We have received an excellent response from individuals and establishments as well as NGO’s and AID received in Delhi is flowing into J&K without the need for us to buy supplies. Our volunteers use their own resources and means to pack, transport and distribute Relief without the need for funds to be used. We will only use funds we are collecting to buy essential critical supplies and prioritise Aid for Highly Vulnerable and High risk groups.
Read more about who we are and our team at

www.timesofkashmir.com

REHAB & REBUILD
As the rescue part of our mission nears end we are focussing on Relief and Rehabilitation efforts. We are liasing with JKFloodRelief, local neighbourhood groups & Relief camps. We handover aid to neigbourhood teams for distribution and obtain updated list of requirements from them and this becomes our focus of supplies for next Aid shipment from Delhi. We now require funds for sourcing essential supplies and survival kits. We are arranging team of Civil Engineers to visit and survey houses damaged.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO NOW & IN FUTURE
We are putting efforts into Relief, Medical Aid as well as Prevention of outbreak of diseases in the aftermath of floods. We can not do this just by collecting and shipping voluntary donations of Aid from Delhi but need funds now to keep consistent flow of Relief and Essential supplies which includes life saving drugs.
As severe winter is approaching we have taken on huge task of supplying relief and medical aid as well as helping affected rebuild their lives while India refuses to allow desperately needed International Aid into Kashmir.
If you are not able to donate here please email us at raahataid@gmail.com and we will provide you with bank details for transfer. RAAHAT AID is being setup as an NGO and all funds received with be subjected to auditing.

WHO IS SUPPORTING US

Shanti Gyan Vidyapeeth(NGO) Helping with Aid and Backing as a NGO while we wait to register RAAHAT AID

Spicejet Airlines. Our main AirCargo partner

IndiGo Airlines. Accepting ~1T+ of AID everyday

Auriga Labs. Donated essential medical supplies



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AID collection, Packing, shipping and distribution

AID collection, Packing, shipping and distribution

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