Medicines, Medicare worth Rs 30 Lakh for Flood Affected People
Relief Material worth Rs 2.01 Crore Distributed by JKYF

J&K Yateem Foundation (JKYF) has been contributing its bit in the rescue and relief activities following disastrous flash floods which hit Jammu & Kashmir in the first week of September this year 2014. The relief material amounting to Rupees 2.01 Crore approx, was distributed among (approx 17000) flood affected people in Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Bandipora and Kulgam districts in first phase till October 20. Besides, medicines and other medicare assistance was also provided to the flood affected people (15000 approx) involving an expenditure of approx Rs 30 lakh.

Community Kitchen (langar) & Ration cum Hygiene Kits:

Cash Assistance:

J&K Yateem Foundation in collaboration with Save The Children provided cash assistance to 146 flood affected families of district Budgam involving an expenditure to the tune of Rs 05 lakh.

Medical Relief:

Rescue:

The volunteers of the Foundation under the supervision of Chairman Mohammad Rafiq Lone undertook rescue operations from September 07 to 14 in almost all the flood affected areas and rescued hundreds of people including men, women and children of Jawahar Nagar, Raj Bagh, Bemina, Saida Kadal in Srinagar areas and also in Narbal area of district Budgam. In addition, tourists and students lodged in hotels and lodges in Raj Bagh and adjascent areas were also rescued by the JKYF volunteers. Similarly, in South Kashmir the rescue operations were conducted in Kulgam. The JKYF volunteers also provided their services at Relief Camps established at Kashmir University and Theed Harwan.

The entire relief and rehabilitation operations in the affected areas of Jammu & Kashmir is being monitored and supervised personally by Foundation Chairman.

Sadly, the recent flood disaster snatched as many as 281 lives which includ 196 from Jammu province and 85 from Kashmir valley. According to the State Govt sources, 29 persons are reported missing in the floods. Around 12.5 Lakh families have been affected due to the floods and colossal damages to the public and private property. The estimated loss is to be in thousands of crores across the State. As per the state official sources, over 5600 villages were affected across the state which include over 2400 in Kashmir valley and over 2100 from Jammu division. More than 3, 54, 000 structures are reported to have damaged due to floods. Over 83,000 concrete houses have been fully damaged and 96,000 partially. Similarly, over 21, 000 Kachha houses have been fully damaged and over 54, 000 partially damaged besides over 99, 000 huts, cowsheds and other related structures have also been damaged.

(Issued by Press & Public Relations Division)