In early 2021, the Uttarakhand flood devastated communities in the Chamoli district of Northern India. By October 2021, the community living in the Jhutiya village, a largely agrarian-based economy, were severely impacted due to the continuous rainstorms that followed the flooding. The crisis situation was only compounded as the COVID-19 pandemic became an even more urgent concern in other parts of India.
In response to to the loss of local infrastructure, SEEDS implemented 20 RHU Structures as temporary emergency sheltering for families whose homes and possessions were destroyed during the flood. In addition to shelter, SEEDS also provided ration kits, hygiene products and clean water services.
Read more about the situation and SEEDS’s response here.