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Photographer:Frida | The waterholes near houses attract mosquitoes and snakes Photographer:Frida | Anita is coordinating the Auroville flood relief Photographer:Frida | People living in mud houses are most affected Photographer:Frida | Diseases, like this skin illness, are getting a big problem Photographer:Frida | People are furious because they get no government help Photographer:Frida | North of Auroville, huge areas are still under water Photographer:Frida | Women are reconstructing a damaged road opposite New Creation

We are living in a disaster area

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Help is still very much needed into the affected villages

Anita, Aurovillan from North India, is a woman with a big heart and all the energy to move things. People like her are very much needed in our region right now. ”We are in a natural disaster” she says, ”but we are not in the disaster areas set up by the government, like Chennai”. So the villages around Auroville which had been flooded have few hope to get any support if not from Aurovillans. But there are lots of houses damaged or even destroyed, waste water entered drinking water taps, insects are increasing rapidly and, as Anita warns, there is a high epidemic risk right now. During the rainy season, the most heavily affected people had to live in public halls like village schools. Now, the majority of them went back into their houses – and had to face all the damage and the stink around. ”We are entering in a new phase of disaster help”, Anita says: to clean up, and to prevent the outbreak of more illnesses. For this purpose, every day, sometimes every hour counts.

Auroville has set up a help fund for affected villagers which coordinates material and financial support. Donations are very welcome.

How to donate:

In Auroville:

Financial service account no. 251220
FOR TRANSFERS FROM INDIAN BANKS
AUROVILLE MAINTENANCE
ACCOUNT NUMBER – 163101000118
ICICI BANK AUROVILLE
Ifscode – ICIC0001631
Description – FLOOD RELIEF
FOR TRANSFERS FROM ABROAD
STATE BANK OF INDIA AUROVILLE TOWNSHIP
Purpose: FLOOD RELIEF
Branch Code – 03160
Swift Code – SBININBB474
Account – AUROVILLE UNITY FUND
Account Number 10237876508

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