Muzaffarnagar Riots Relief Program
FHII sponsored blankets and sweaters for the victims of communal violence in Muzzafanagar, India
The communal violence that erupted between the Hindu and Muslim communities in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India on August 27, 2013 affected 11 villages of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts where more than 50 houses and around 20 mosques were set on fire. More than 100 people lost their lives, hundreds were left wounded and more than twenty thousand were displaced from their homes.
Seven camps were set up in Muzaffarnagar district in 5 areas- Loi, Jola, Shahpur(3), Basikalan and Harsoli and 12 camps in Shamli district in eight areas of Uttar Pradesh. More than 50 children died in camps due to extreme cold conditions and poor health facilities.
CRY Partners visited the Muzafarnagar and Shamli camps for a first hand assessment of the situation. An assessment of the number of children of varied age groups and the type of relief materials required and distributed was made. Also, constant discussion with Save the Children and Plan was done to avoid duplication of resources.
The following materials were distributed by CRY and it’s Partners to the victims:
Total number of Clothes for Children = 1727 pieces
Total number of Blankets = 640 pieces
On 8 and 9 January, 2014 relief materials were distributed in Shahpur, Harsoli , Barnavi:
Clothes for Children = 750
Blankets = 375
On 22 and 24 January, 2014 relief materials were distributed in Loi and Jola:
Clothes for Children = 977
Blankets = 265
CRY America thanks Friends Of Humanity International Inc (FHII) for their grant of $5,000 USD towards the Relief efforts in Muzaffarnagar.