'Support long-term recovery in Uttarakhand'

Demand for long term support for U'khand
New Delhi, Aug 30: A non-governmental organisation has launched an appeal on Friday requesting the Indian government to support long-term recovery in Uttarakhand.

"The appeal is being forwarded, following the sharing of multi-sectoral assessment covering education, child protection and life skills, needs of affected people, coupled with regular feedback to its teams in Uttarakhand," said Save the Children chief executive officer Thomas Chandy.

The assessment was done in partnership with Plan India and Aide-et Action along with the government and civil society representatives.

"The report so released confirms that a lot more support is needed to enable civil society to work with the government to fulfill the myriad needs of the affected people, including children who face protection threats among other pressing concerns," he added.

Save the Children is one of the many NGOs to provide relief in Uttarakhand and has helped more than 5,000 flood-affected families.

A cloudburst in June followed by flash floods and landslides caused widespread destruction of life and property in Uttarakhand, where many pilgrims were also caught in the floods. The floods was one of the worst natural disasters ever in the country, that destroyed the entire state.


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