BENEFITING: CRISIS RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
On 17th June 2013, heavy rains, coupled with cloudbursts devastated five
districts in northern hill state of Uttarakhand in India. It is estimated that over
10,000 people have killed and several thousand are gone missing. Around 100,000
people are badly affected and severe damage has taken place to their houses,
animals and livelihood.
At present, the survivors live in camps provided by the government and
other agencies, but have no means of earning a living. They report that to get
back on their feet, they need to restore their means of livelihood. Since the
affected villages have focused on livestock, a high priority is to help people with
goat-based livelihood programs.