Sundarban partners featured in the news for Yaas relief work

Our long-term partners in the Sundarbans, Purbachintamonipur Chetana Sangha (PCS) and Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha (BTS) were featured on The Wire which covered the effects of cyclone Yaas on Sundarban.

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Quote from the article about AID-supported community kitchens run by BTS:

Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha (BTS), a local NGO working in the riverine areas of Sundarbans, is running a community kitchen in Gangapur village.

Pramanik said the NGO has been providing them with food for the past three days. “They give food during the afternoon, some of which we save for the night. Panchayat people are providing water.”

“People are affected very badly this time. Although the immediate impact is similar to any cyclone that hit Sundarbans previously, the long time impact is severe this time. This cyclone snatched their livelihood,” said Susanta Giri, secretary of the NGO.

Quote from the article about relief efforts by PCS, which are being supported by AID:

Local NGO Purba Chintamonipur Chetana Sangha is supplying drinking water and food to people who lost their houses in the area. Subimal Bera, founding member of the NGO, said they are also conducting surveys to estimate damages caused due to the cyclone and preparing a list of those who need immediate relief.

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