Our Assesment on District Rajouri and some updates from Sri Nagar.

12th September 2014

Our Assesment on District Rajouri and some updates from Sri Nagar

@OxfamIndia team aiding rehabilitation and assessing the Jammu & #KashmirFloods devastation spent the night at Rajouri on their way to Poonch. The ground report from Rajouri District states that over 18,000 people have been displaced in but only 2000 are in the relief camps. The others have taken shelter in schools, panchayats and government buildings and even shops. Landslides in the area have washed away the standing crops and destroyed the agricultural land. Women in camps and temporary shelters are distressed by lack of privacy and inadequate toilet and hygiene facilities.

Urgently needed

  • Tents for shelter
  • Blankets
  • Warm clothes
  • Food items
  • Cash security for displaced people

In the state capital of Srinagar, thousands of animal carcasses are floating in the stagnant water. The sewage system in the city has collapsed and further contaminated the water. The pooled water is stinking and water borne diseases will be a big challenge in the coming days.

Local markets in Srinagar are still not functional and even areas which are not directly flooded have no access to safe drinking water.

Urgently concerns

  • Severe shortage of fuel
  • Drinking water shortage
  • Acute shortage of cotton and sterilized syringes in all the hospitals
  • Cases of diarrhoea and dysentery have been reported
  • Threat of water borne diseases