ACT Alliance appeals for assistance to Sikkim quake victims

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ACT member Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) has renewed its appeal for an assistance of more than US $ 82,000 to carry out further relief for September 18 quake victims of Sikkim. CASA, registered as a Society under the Societies’ Registration Act XXI of 1860 is mandated to do relief work on behalf of all the Protestant Churches, including the Lutheran Churches in India.

Underlining the severity of the earthquake which falls in seismic zone five, the NGO has said that the 6.9 on the Richter scale earthquake resulted in a trail of destruction to the public, social and personal infrastructure in Sikkim and adjacent areas of West Bengal. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Mangan, the district headquarters of North Sikkim district.

ACT Alliance first appealed on 30 September 2011. In the new appeal the implementing agency CASA is seeking an extension of five months to complete the revised components of the appeal. The decision has been arrived after discussing the issue with state govt. and other agencies.

ACT member Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) is assisting with non food items, temporary shelter, repair and reconstruction of houses. The current Appeal has a target of US$ 182,501.

To read the full appeal document click here



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