Relief efforts for Konkan floods

Relief efforts for Konkan floods

28th July 2021, Chiplun

Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation (MIWF) has continued its relentless relief efforts to aid families devastated by the recent floods in the Konkan region. The floods have left many families in dire need, and MIWF has taken swift action to provide essential relief materials and medical assistance to those affected.

The relief material dispatched by MIWF includes raw food grains, potable water, food grains, clothing, ready-to-eat food items, candles, and sanitation items. These provisions are crucial in addressing the immediate needs of the flood victims who have lost their homes and belongings. The first batch of relief material, weighing a total of 8 tons, reached Chiplun on July 28, following an arduous journey to the flood-affected areas. MIWF has not stopped there; more trucks loaded with relief material are being prepared for dispatch, reaffirming MIWF's commitment to providing sustained assistance to those in need.

Asad Naeem, the Chief Coordinator of Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation, underscored the organization's dedication to helping flood victims in every possible way. The floods in the Konkan region have caused widespread devastation, and MIWF is determined to alleviate the suffering of affected families. Rafeeq Ahmed Khan, President of MIWF, emphasized the organization's on-ground efforts to assist flood-affected families.

He reiterated MIWF's commitment to providing relief and support, stating that the organization's teams are actively engaged in assisting flood victims, and they will continue their efforts until the situation improves.

To facilitate its relief efforts, MIWF organized a collection drive in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to gather essential relief material. This initiative received generous support from donors despite the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The outpouring of support reflects the deep compassion and solidarity of individuals and communities who stand together in times of crisis.

Zubair Ahmed, Vice President of MIWF, expressed gratitude for the generous contributions received during these challenging times. The willingness of donors to help those in need, even amidst the pandemic, demonstrates the remarkable spirit of humanity.

In addition to providing essential relief materials, MIWF recognized the critical need for healthcare services in flood-affected areas. To address this, a dedicated team of doctors from MIWF, led by Dr. Faizan, Dr. Imran, Khadim Hussain, and Irshad Ali, along with four health workers, traveled to the Konkan region. They established mobile health camps in various villages, including Kondala village, Gowal Wadhi Gaon, Rajewadi, Chiplun Taluka, Walop Peeth village, Maap Peeth Village, and nearby areas.

Mushtaq Dalvi, who headed the MIWF healthcare project for flood victims, emphasized the urgency of providing healthcare services to the affected communities. The floodwaters have led to the onset of diseases such as Dengue, fungal infections, and Leptospirosis in these areas. The MIWF doctors' team, in collaboration with the Kokani Doctor Association, is working diligently on the ground to offer free health check-up camps and distribute essential medicines to residents in remote areas.

The doctors' team is making a significant impact, attending to an average of 600 patients per day, thereby ensuring that vital medical care reaches those who need it most during this challenging time. MIWF extends its heartfelt thanks to all donors and volunteers who have played an instrumental role in reaching out to flood victims in their time of crisis. It is through the collective efforts of compassionate individuals and organizations like MIWF that communities can recover and rebuild after natural disasters, reaffirming the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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