The Sundarban region on the southern coast has been hit with a severe cyclone Yaas. Yaas’s landfall coincided with the high tide on the afternoon of May 26, 2020, resulting in breaching of the embankment and widespread flooding. The water breached the bunds and flooded the lands, causing massive damage to property and agriculture. Sundarbans, the world’s largest active delta, is home to more than 5 million people (in India), many of whom are subsistence farmers and fisherfolks. Being an active NGO working on the ground in Sunderban MUKTI was the first NGO reaching very parts of Sunderban. Thousands of volunteers working on the ground. and they are putting their live in stake to protect the river bank. MUKTI volunteers are helping on the ground with –
MUKTI started working intensively with farmers in the region in 2003 and thus helped the community during Cyclone Alia, Bulbul ad Amphan as well. We need your support to stand by the people of Sundarbans, who are already dealing with the loss of income due to the COVID 2nd wave lockdown.
Team of MUKTI in 9 Blocks (Kakdwip, Sagar, Namkhana, Patharpratima, Mathurapur I & II, Joynagar I & II, and Kultali) of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal have been active ever since the cyclone alert came. A team of 8000 Volunteers and field workers started to evacuate vulnerable people and station them at the nearby schools or flood relief centers. MUKTI has stocked up some dry foods in case of emergency and we are in constant touch with our team at ground level. We also have preliminary plans for replicating earlier plans of mitigating the immediate water and food shortage after the cyclone. More than 95% of the population in Sundarbans lost their home and belongings and now struggling for better survival.
Providing Food to Affected People
Rebuilding of River Embankments
Essential Support to Rehabilitation Centers
Removal of Saline Water for Agriculture
Removal of Uprooted Trees from Road and Houses
Revival of Ecosystem by Planting Mangrove
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