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Relief and Rehabilitation of Himalayan Earthquake Victims in Sikkim

Relief and Rehabilitation of Himalayan Earthquake Victims in Sikkim
(2011-12)

 

In the immediate aftermath of the Sikkim earthquake, a disaster response team comprising CASA, IGSSS, West Bengal Inter Agency Group (IAG), Caritas India and World Vision (WVI) carried out the first need assessment in Mangan, Sikkim. IGSSS and Anugyalaya undertook the second round of detailed assessment at the end of September 2011 and decided to respond to the humanitarian crisis.

 

 

 

Demographics:

 11 Villages    Block: Mangan    Gram Panchayats: Ambhithang, Tung, Saffo, Naga, Singhek and Shipgyer    North Sikkim 

 

 Relief    Rehabilitation   Male   Female 
 500 households   332 households   1021   1000

 

 

 

 

Key Intervention Area:
• Providing humanitarian relief, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities, shelter and restoration of village infrastructures
• Mobilizing and strengthening local task force in each of 11 villages under five Gram Panchayats
• Providing necessary information and skill training on emergency preparedness and first aid necessary to effectively respond to affected families