Plan India in association with CCDS takes up massive humanitarian support in the four worst flood affected districts in Kerala

October 26th 2018

Plan India aims to reconstruct 30 schools in the state

Plan India in association with Centre for Communication and Development Studies (CCDS) has been working to rehabilitate children and families in the worst affected areas of Kerala-Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki and Thrissur. In the aftermath of the devastating floods that brought life in the state to a standstill, Plan India is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children as well as their return to normal life. Keeping this as an utmost priority, Plan India aims to reconstruct 30 schools in Kerala.

Figures from the state government estimate that over seven million children have been affected by the floods. Based on our on-ground needs assessments and deliberations with communities and district administration, it is clear that children, girls and young women are most vulnerable during disasters. They require immense support in order to ensure that their safety and rights are not compromised during an emergency.

During the relief efforts from 18th August, Plan India has reached out to 13,876 affected families where 8,500 families were supported with dry ration kits and 1,450 families with non-food item kits (household/kitchen utensils) and 3,926 girls and boys with educational kits. Plan India intends to support 34,550 affected families through the distribution of dry ration, non- food item kits and educational kits for affected girls and boys.

Mohammed Asif, Director, Programme Implementation, Plan India shared, “Plan India has been committed to providing relief and rehabilitation in disaster affected areas since more than two decades. In the past we have provided assistance to affected families in Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Tamil Nadu among other affected areas. We have been on the ground in Kerala since the past two months and emergency response teams have been deployed to the affected areas. Plan India intends to work further in association with CCDS for the reconstruction of schools support children with access to basic amenities and a joyful learning environment.“

Since last four decades, Plan India has supported children, families and communities to have access to basic rights like education, proper healthcare, a healthy environment, protection and livelihood opportunities. Plan India currently works in 24 states across 5,400 communities and has touched the lives of over a million children and their families.

About Plan India

Plan India is a nationally registered not for profit organisation striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, thus creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children and their communities. Since 1979, Plan India and its partners have improved the lives of millions of children and young people by enabling them access to protection, quality education and healthcare services, a healthy environment, livelihood opportunities and participation in decisions which affect their lives.

Plan India is a member of the Plan International Federation, an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International is active in more than 70 countries.