For the last two months, Nagaland has been reeling under tragic floods, which have claimed 12 lives and rendered over 3,000 people homeless this monsoon alone. The district of Kiphire, which shares a border with Myanmar, was the worst-hit region across the state as floods and landslides isolated it from other parts of Nagaland for over a month. Connectivity in other regions was also affected due to the damage sustained by several roads, including NH-29.
Reportedly, nearly 2,000 houses were damaged in the capital city of Kohima alone, and the total loss in Nagaland from the floods was pegged at around Rs 800 crore. The plight of the residents of Nagaland remained largely unheard of until Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio tweeted, seeking support from the Centre to conduct rescue and relief operations.
With an overall 2.6 lakh people affected by the floods in 532 villages, the CM also made a public appeal to seek basic necessities such as food supplies, medicines and funds to help restore the state back into shape.
#Nagaland needs your #help. Incessant rain has caused floods & landslides in several parts of the state & have affected many. #Relief #helpinghand #NorthEast @PMOIndia @narendramodi @HMOIndia @rajnathsingh @KirenRijiju @MDoNER_India @DrJitendraSingh pic.twitter.com/OC3fmLYCcB
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) August 29, 2018
Or, you can also contribute through bank transfer using the following account details:
Thank you for your concern towards #NagalandFloods and for your willingness to help. Contributions to the CM Refief Fund has been made easier. Please click on the link below https://t.co/Jqhz628U8S#help #relief #helpinghand #NorthEast#NagalandFloods pic.twitter.com/HEIFlGgchk
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) September 1, 2018