Floods 2019 Page

We are very happy to report that the most recent bridge, made by the people with Goonj, has come up in Kerala

We are very happy to report that the most recent bridge, made by the people with Goonj, has come up in Kerala

We are very happy to report that the most recent bridge, made by the people with Goonj, has come up in Kerala, the state where we only started working after floods late last year. This is at the back of hundreds of bamboo/wood bridges made, over the years, by people for themselves, mobilized and motivated by Goonj.

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Even a small disruption in our daily routine brings a lot of stress

Even a small disruption in our daily routine brings a lot of stress

Even a small disruption in our daily routine brings a lot of stress..now imagine having to suddenly abandon your home and go to a relief camp, after a disaster. Children are the worst hit by the trauma of Disasters. While working in Sangli District in Maharashtra after the floods this year, Goonj team reached out to over 8 schools and conducted various activities with parents and teachers.

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Cyclone Bulbul update

Cyclone Bulbul update

Just last week West Bengal witnessed Cyclone Bulbul where winds and rain caused massive destruction to infrastructure and land, taking away the basics of thousands of families. The winds have damaged most of the paddy fields, betel leaf farms and various winter vegetables like bitter gourd. Fishing farms, the primary source of income for the locals,,

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A lady with Goonj ka Jhola

A lady with Goonj ka Jhola

While walking around in Wayanad district of Kerala, our team came across this lady elegantly carrying a Goonj Ka Jhola! When we curiously asked where did she get it from. She proudly shared that after the Kerala floods she had participated in a road sanitation work in her village and the Jhola was part of the Goonj Family Kit which she had received as a reward for her efforts.

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Many people also made monetary contributions

Many people also made monetary contributions

When Dr. Pathak and 20+ volunteer at Kalyan, Navi Mumbai organized a Goonj Collection Camp during Daan Utsav, over 400 people turned up to contribute urgently needed material and money for flood-affected families!!! Neatly folded clothes, labeled boxes, new shirts and people volunteering to pack and load material into trucks..everything pointed to special efforts made by this dedicated set of volunteers to highlight mindful giving.

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Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala when our teams started working extensively with different communities to revive local livelihood, women were the first to show up.. setting up stitching and snacks units, meals shops, etc with Goonj.

Three friends – Sindhu, Santhamma, and Gitanjali were running a small catering business serving meals for marriages in Kottayam,

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Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign

Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign

With winters approaching, millions of homeless people, migrant laborers, women and people in remote hilly villages are the most vulnerable to the cold. In absence of bare minimum, winter is also going to be yet another DISASTER for millions of flood affected families.

Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign- #OdhaDoZindagi and contribute winter essentials and sarees for people who have very little to brave through harsh winters: https://goonj.org/odz/

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Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

When floods wrecked Shilpa’s ( Name changed) small grocery store in Nagaral,( Bagalkot) in Karnataka, she was already battling the loss of a dear one. Goonj motivated her to set up the store again by providing basic and necessary material under our ‘Vapsi’ initiative.

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Goonj team is on the ground

Goonj team is on the ground

Severe monsoon rains recently rummaged through Bihar causing massive flooding in over 13 districts and affecting millions of families. Located near Budhi Gandhak river people of Kanjhi Tola village in West Champaran suffered badly as floods damaged their crops and land. Team Goonj mobilized and motivated people and brought together over 55 residents to build a check dam over the river.

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Many of you must have seen horrifying scenes of flooded streets of Patna in Bihar

Many of you must have seen horrifying scenes of flooded streets of Patna in Bihar

#BiharFloods: Many of you must have seen horrifying scenes of flooded streets of Patna in Bihar. Over 13 districts of Bihar have been badly affected, the death toll has gone over 100. Clogged flood water has lead to rising cases of disease as well. The disaster is Not Yet Over.

Goonj team on the ground are reaching affected families in Patna and nearby affected districts.

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