Bihar Flood Relief Work (September 2020)
After the fulfilling task of helping out the pogrom victims and dealing with covid in whatsoever manner possible while keeping ourselves as well as the others sheltered from the looming threats. Our volunteers decided to take a much needed, deservingly earned break and returned to their native places mainly Bihar to celebrate Eid and be with their families while rejuvenating themselves and coping with the trauma they dealt with while on work.
Every year floods wreak havoc in Bihar, causing extensive losses & deaths. Thousands of hectors of agricultural lands get affected by the same as they say “You will hardly find wrong people at right places. Choose to be at the right place, and you will find the right people who will inspire you to make it happen”.
And our team happen to just be at the right place. After witnessing the govt and the official help was not as prompt and adequate we decided to take matters into our own hands and at least to the bare minimum to help people out as much as it was possible for us.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of others” – Charles dickens.
With the help of local volunteers, we decided to give out food, rations and tarpaulin to the needy as well as shelter people and their cattle to the best of our capabilities. We set up a kitchen to provide cooked meals as well as packets of dry rations. More than 45 lakh people were affected by the flood in Bihar.
Miles2Smile helped around 30 village in Gopalganj, Siwan and Chapra for arounds 2 weeks. At some places the villages were submerged in water we provided food and ration via boat to those areas for a week. In Darbhanga our volunteers identified people with immediate needs and reached out to them with rations and tarpaulin approximately 1thousand people were reached out in Darbhanga and 5thousand people in Siwan, Gopalganj and Chapra.