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Disaster in Mizoram: YMA to raise funds for victims

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Disaster in Mizoram: YMA to raise funds for victims

Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Mizoram’s largest civil society, the Young Mizo Association (YMA), on Tuesday said that it will raise funds for victims of floods, landslides and other natural calamities that hit the state since June 9.

The Executive Committee of the central committee of YMA met on Monday and unanimously decided that donation would be collected in all YMA branches across the state in aid of victims of natural calamities. The organisation also asked people to generously come forward and extend aid and helping hands to the victims.

The CYMA also asked other NGOs within and outside Mizoram to raise funds for the victims as per their convenience and anyone willing to donate for the victims can deposit money to Central YMA’s Mizoram Rural Bank Account No. 97003624845.

“The organisation condoled those people who have lost their lives due to flood and landslide and also other victims who were badly affected by the natural disaster caused by incessant rains,” CYMA said.

Sources said that some NGOs including Mizo Zaimi Insuikhawm (MZI), Mumbai based Getto, Delhi based NGO Goonj and the Salvation Army international headquarters in London are raising funds in aid of Mizoram flood victims.

YMA has at present 5 sub-headquarters, 47 groups, 805 branches and 4,04,722 members all over Mizoram and some parts of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.

Landslide and flood triggered by incessant rains that lashed Mizoram since June 9 wreaked havoc in the state. As many as 12 people were killed and 877 buildings have been destroyed in different parts of the state.

State Disaster Management and Rehabilitation report said that at least ten people including a 3-year-old boy have died in Tlabung sub-division area in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district, while one person each died in Aizawl and Serchhip districts during the past 11 days due to massive landslide and flash floods.

As many as 877 houses have also been damaged by landslide and flood triggered by incessant rainfall in different parts of the state. Landslide triggered by incessant rains also blocked national highway and state highways at several places which are now cleared of debris.

The flood situation in Tlabung sub-division area and Sairang near the state capital Aizawl have improved after heavy showers ceased from last Wednesday night. Some families who had been evacuated from submerged buildings returned to their home, but there were many others who could not, officials said.

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Co-Editor, Zoramobserver.com. Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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