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Whose Drought?

Whose Drought?

Written By – SohiniBhattacharjee, Officer Communications   In my everyday metro life, drought is almost a non existential alienated subject. Rather, to me there are more pressing issues to meet in my daily existence – to catch the early morning metro, work to...
Humanitarian Stories: Surviving Disasters

Humanitarian Stories: Surviving Disasters

“World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave...
Peace Programming in the North East

Peace Programming in the North East

    Written By: Ms.Sreya Mazumdar, Sr.Manager, Programmes   There is a history of violent conflict over land in Assam between the indigenous Bodo tribal and ethnic Bengali Muslim settlers dating back to 1952, with subsequent violent clashes occurring in 1979-1985,...
Emergency Humanitarian Support post West Bengal Flood

Emergency Humanitarian Support post West Bengal Flood

Reported By : Ms.Milan Mandanna, Assistant Manager – Disaster Risk Reduction      West Bengal : Naren Sarkar is an agricultural labourer in Kantabagan village. When West Bengal was hit by severe floods following cyclone komen, the strong currents of the...
Flood Adaptation Measures in Assam – A Best Practice

Flood Adaptation Measures in Assam – A Best Practice

Reported By: Lakhimpur team and TISS Interns     Lakhimpur, Assam: Flood is a recurrent natural disaster which affects nearly all villages of the Lakhimpur district. This article reflects on the impact of the local adaptation measures promoted by IGSSS as part of the...

Ethnic Conflict in Bodoland – Narratives of Crisis

Written by: Karishma Sharma, Programme Officer, North-East Zone Edited by: Communications Team     Kokrajhar, Assam: Madan Murmur wakes up around midnight every single night. This has been the routine since the last fifteen years or so as he continues to be haunted by...
Female Fervor against BTAD Crisis

Female Fervor against BTAD Crisis

  Assam: How much does it take for people to overcome pain? How much effort is required to rebuild one broken nest? Only the one who has been through all this can answer these questions. The ethnic conflict that broke between two communities in 2012 in BTAD, Assam,...
The Strength of Women

The Strength of Women

After a brief lull in the past few months since the spectre of ethnic violence… which would haunt the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts in Assam… There seems to be a ray of hope from the women in Takimaari, Dhubri district of Assam… They have...
Uncertainity

Uncertainity

Anil Kumar from Pithora village of Ukhimath Tehsil, Rudraprayag Block, Uttarakhand used to work as a porter for tourists in Gourikund for a living. He had three mules which he used for porting tourists. On the fateful day, he was busy with his usual work, when he...
Life beyond floods

Life beyond floods

As the Emergency Relief Team moves ahead to distribute humanitarian aid in the villages on the way to Kedarnath which is just 47 kilometres from Guptakashi, each village mourns a lost son, a lost father, a lost husband or a lost brother. Each village has its own...
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