It is still called a "flood" - which it is not!
It is a river - Kosi- which has changed its course by almost 30-degrees, inundating a huge chunk of land with water...
This may also be one of the largest mass-migration and rehabilitation challenge in the history of Independent India - we still do not know the numbers... 1 million... 3 millions... Who knows?!
Words/number/language, however, are linear; they do not convey the multi-dimensional reality and often fail to evoke the typically natural human empathic response... And therefore, these pictures to make this appeal:
...maybe our/your chance to get out of The Logic of Inaction...and support those who are doing something to tackle the situation...
... And so:
1. How You Can Help
Please contact the organisations mentioned below.
Who You Can Contact/Help
I know about these two, and can vouch for them:
Donations in India- Please send cash/cheque/draft in the name of GOONJ and send it to
J-93, Sarita Vihar,
New Delhi- 76
(Kindly send your full name & address with the contribution for receipt/accounting purpose.
(All donations to GOONJ in India are tax exempted u/s 80 G of IT act.)
Overseas donation can be sent through Cheque (in the name of GOONJ with your full particulars)
or by wire transfer with an information on
Rotate it (valid only for overseas donations) through
swift code- 2000193008933,
GOONJ, A/C No- 2591101004644
market Sarita Vihar,
New Delhi- 76
Swift Code- CNRBINBBDFS
Sarita Vihar, New Delhi- 76
E-mail- goonjinfo[at]gmail.com, anshugoonj24[at]gmail.com
2. AID India & Pratham
Donate online @:
or you can send a check payable to AID INDIA (mention Bihar Flood Relief) to:
Post Box No: 4903, Gopalapuram, Chennai - 600086, India.
Phone: +91-44-42106493 / 28350403
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Prabha: +91-98403-51132 (prabha.balaraman[at]gmail.com)
Gomathi: +91-94453-91090 (gomathiaid[at]gmail.com)