SOON after the violence spread in Kokrajhar and some others regions of Assam, the Sewa Bharati activists swung into action and immediately provided relief to those who were displaced from their houses and forced to live in makeshift camps.
Sewa Bharati has set-up three base camps for medical relief—two in Kokrajhar and one in Gossaigaon. Two ambulances and two teams of doctors and paramedical staff have been pressed into operation at these camps. Medicines are being provided for contagious and water borne diseases.
Apart from the medical relief, the materials of immediate requirement are also being provided in the camps. Mosquito coils, bread, biscuits and bed sheets have also been distributed. The activists expect that the people will stay in the relief camps for at least 20 days to a month as many areas are still under grip of violence. Curfew has been lifted only in few parts of Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon, where violence was abated. But there are other areas and districts where the violence still continues and curfew is in vogue. The Sewa Bharati activists could not reach such areas till time of writing this report.
According to Sewa Bharati activists working in the relief camps, the victims are in dire need of books, clothes and food. Relief clothing provided now is used clothes and new cloths also need to be provided soon. (FOC)