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Rebuilding communities in post COVID and Super Cyclone Amphan in Sunderbans

Rebuilding communities in post COVID and Super Cyclone Amphan in Sunderbans

Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra
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The super cyclone Amphan has devastated the vast area of Sundarbans. Countless people have lost their homes, livelihood, livestock and everything they had. Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra is providing them relief kits including dry food, baby food, hygiene materials, tarpaulins, mosquito net, mosquito coils, bucket, and torch light, clothes, towels, zeolite, emergency medicines etc and organizing medical camps for the community people to support the people of Sundarbans to cope with the present situation. Till now it has reached 59 villages with relief kits and 17 villages with medical camps. Over 5000 families have been benefitted by the service. A large number of people have lost their livelihood; saline water has damaged the fisheries and ponds. People have received tarpaulins to rebuild their houses. GGBK is planning to rehabilitate them for future. Also the organization is linking the community people with government schemes to access to rights. 

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Background

The communities in Canning, Basanti, Kakdwip, Kultali and Sagar islands around Sunderbans in South 24 Parganas have suffered quite a lot during this lock down situation owing to the outbreak of COVID-19. Substantial number of people have lost their livelihood and struggling to survive with their families. A large number of migrant labourers have returned home after almost 2 months of the lock down period.


The latest disaster that has hit these islands is Super Cyclone Amphan. More than 30,000 people have lost their dwelling houses. Over 10,000 mud houses have been washed away. The agricultural lands have been submerged with saline water. It would take about 2 years to start agricultural activities in these islands.


The survival of the people is at stake with majority of them having no livelihood options left. The migrant labourers would not go back to their place of work in next one year time. This would result in lack of livelihood leading towards starvation among the families. Anti-social activities would be increased while children, adolescents and women would suffer the most. Cases of domestic violence, abuse and child marriage have already increased since the human trafficking rackets are active in these areas.

 

Purpose of this Initiative

At this point of time, Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra has planned for supporting 500 families to revive their livelihood and wherever required provide them one time support in setting up their businesses. 

 

This initiative would focus on engaging the earning members of the families in alternative livelihood sources either by individual effort or through self-help group formation.

 

The entire initiative would be implemented in close coordination with the local administration so that the families can be linked with the schemes and programmes of the government. It would be ensured that all the families get benefit of the housing scheme, public distribution system and health care support from the government.

 

Steps would be taken to safeguard the children, adolescents and women from all forms of abuse, through the support of the Gram Panchayats and local administration. It would also be ensured that children and adolescents can resume their studies once the schools reopen after the lock down.

 

Cases of child marriage and human trafficking would be addressed through the support of the respective authorities. Prevention of children to work as child labourers would also be addressed through this initiative.

 

Implementation Plan

The identification of the poorest of the poor 500 families would be done through a rapid assessment in the communities.

 

Need based support would be extended to each of these families through proper planning of livelihood options that are linked with market demands.

 

Capacity building and sensitization activities to save the people from COVID-19 would continue together with the local administration following the guidelines of the government.

 

Community based tracking and follow up mechanism would be established through the youth groups and self-help group members so that it can become a community driven process at a later stage.

 

Result Areas

It is estimated that 90% of the families would be able survive through the alternative source of livelihood.

95% children and adolescents would resume their school education.

75% reduction in cases of domestic violence.

50% reduction in child marriage and child trafficking cases

 

How can you help?

You can be a Change-maker in this entire initiative and help the poorest of the poor families in Sunderbans of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal to overcome the trauma and rebuild their lives in a systematic and dignified manner. 

Use the information below to make a direct bank transfer through NEFT/RTGS/IMPS.

  • - Account number : 700701707059919
  • - Account name : Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra
  • - IFSC code : YESB0CMSNOC
  • (The digit after B is Zero and the letter after N is O for Orange)
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Updates(2)


#1 (26 Jun, 2020)

The super cyclone Amphan has devastated the vast area of Sundarbans. Countless people have lost their homes, livelihood, livestock and everything they had. Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra is providing them relief kits including dry food, baby food, hygiene materials, tarpaulins, mosquito net, mosquito coils, bucket, and torch light, clothes, towels, zeolite, emergency medicines etc and organizing medical camps for the community people to support the people of Sundarbans to cope with the present situation. Till now it has reached 59 villages with relief kits and 17 villages with medical camps. Over 5000 families have been benefitted by the service. A large number of people have lost their livelihood; saline water has damaged the fisheries and ponds. People have received tarpaulins to rebuild their houses. GGBK is planning to rehabilitate them for future. Also the organization is linking the community people with government schemes to access to rights. 

#2 (05 Jun, 2020)

Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra would like to extend its gratitude to all the donors for their contribution for the cause of rehabilitation of the survivors of human trafficking in South 24 Parganas.

The first phase of the implementation has been planned to reach out to100 survivors out of the 452 survivors. They would be provided with dry ration like rive, daal, edible oil, soya bean chunk, sattu, biscuits. etc. Apart from that they would also be provided with 2 packets of sanitary napkins in this package.

The proposed distribution has been planned in the next week.

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