Appeal For Support
More than 500 slum huts gutted near Ghazipur mandi fire
There was a huge fire today (31st January) at Ghazipur Dairy Farm, near landfill (Delhi-UP border) at 3:00 am early morning. More than 500 slum huts were burnt and about 350 households have lost all their belongings. Though, the fire was controlled by the administration and community members in couple of hours, only half of the slum huts could be saved after the endeavour.
The people living in this area are engaged with waste collection and it is their only source of livelihood. They are being organized with AIKMM (All India Kabadi Mazdoor Mahasangh).
With this fire, they have not just lost all their belongings but also need immediate assistance in the form of food, clothes and shelter in this cold season.
We appeal all of you to kindly help them in whatever form you can. There is immediate need for tarpaulin sheets, daris, blankets, winter clothing, food and utensils. We look forward to your assistance.
For more details, Contact :
Shashi Bhushan Pandit