The recent flood in Delhi has unleashed a wave of havoc, particularly impacting the lives of those residing in two refugee camps: Signature Bridge and Manju ka Tila. Among them, the Signature Bridge camp faced particularly dire consequences.
The floodwater lingered at roof level for nearly two weeks, causing extensive damage to the already humble shelters and belongings. This unfortunate turn of events forced all families in the Signature Bridge camp to relocate to the roadside in the aftermath of the flood. This dire situation has given rise to a multitude of challenges. Health concerns have escalated, livelihoods have been disrupted, and students’ education has been hindered.
State of the camp after the floods
The destruction is overwhelming, and the support they once received has disappeared, leaving #refugees to face their difficulties without assistance. They’re now forced to rely on their efforts, gathering whatever materials they can to reconstruct their lives, which were already challenging even before the floods. The absence of government support has only made their situation even more demanding.
Refugees collecting their religious icons to transport them to a safe place.
In their efforts to salvage what they can, they also rescued treasured icons, valuing their faith deeply. Makeshift camps arise, showcasing their resilience.
Meeting with the shelter expert to explore solutions and discuss the plan ahead.
Hence, we’ve embarked on a campaign to reconstruct the camp, recognizing the urgent need for collective support. Guided by the insights of a shelter expert, we’re exploring inventive avenues. This collaborative endeavour seeks to provide sustainable solutions and renewed hope for the affected community.