On the 15th July 2019, the Assam Government issued a red alert as flooding in the State swelled to a critical level. The situation has become increasingly distressing as the floods have displaced tens of thousands of people, cutting off entire regions. According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, the Brahmaputra river and it’s tributaries are flowing above the danger level in 30 of the 33 districts of Assam, including Guwahati, and as many as 4,157 villages in the state have been submerged. Approximately 4,300,000 people have been affected whilst 95% of Kaziranga National Park - home to the endangered one-horned rhino - has been engulfed. The people of Assam need your help.
Akshaya Patra in action
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has stepped in to provide meals twice a day to the affected people of the region of Athgaon from our Guwahati kitchen. Our relief service will continue until the situation stabilises.
Location of relief work: Athgaon
Start date of relief work: 17 July 2019
Number of meals served on 17th July: 1,700 meals
Now is the time for action. You can help provide relief in the form of food to the affected people of Assam by donating to TAPF. Your donation will be saving lives.
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Akshaya Patra’s Past Disaster Relief Activities
The core cause of The Akshaya Patra Foundation is to implement the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. However, TAPF is always actively involved in disaster relief services, providing food to people in crisis. Here is a quick overview of our past relief efforts:
Odisha Cyclone Relief
Activity period: 15 May 2019 to 6 June 2019
Location of relief work: Brahmagiri, Satar,
Kanas, Gok, and Satyabadi
Total meals served: 1,00,000
Kerala Flood Relief
Activity Period: 13 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
Total Meals Served: More than 1 lakh
Chennai Flood Relief
Activity Period: 8 December 2015 to 25 December 2015
Total Rice-based Meals Served: 2,12,000
Gorakhpur Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 August 2017 to 8 September 2017
Total Rice-based Meals Served: 84,200
Total Theplas Served: 1,92,000
Nepal Earthquake Relief
Akshaya Patra airlifted 1,00,000 meals to earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015. It also established a centralized kitchen in June 2015 to support the affected people of the region. The Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project was a joint initiative undertaken by Akshaya Patra, Jamsetji Tata Trust, and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha. The kitchen served 1.4 million meals to the affected people for 88 days.
Gujarat Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
Total Theplas Served: 4,00,000
Areas Covered: Banaskantha District (North Gujarat), Kalol, and Ahmedabad regions.