Chitauria village in Katihar district of Bihar is flooded with water and surrounded by it from all four sides. Community Correspondent Reena Devi, resident of the same village, reports on the apathetic administration and stranded villagers.
CALL TO ACTION: Call the Chief Officer of Katihar district on +91-9431206703 and demand immediate relief for those trapped by the flooding.
“We have no food, no shelter and without electricity, the village is in dark,” says a villager, adding, “we have been living like this for 15 days now.” Unable to either find shelter or bring in food and essential supplies, the residents await aid from the regional administration.
This is a PACS-VV video. The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos created by the network bring out voices from the margins, providing communications skills to marginalised individuals and advocacy tools to community-based organisations.
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