STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 12th Oct: Indian Red Cross Society (IRC) Manipur Branch on Thursday distributed relief items to 100 flood affected families of Ucheckon Yubaraj Palli, Imphal East district.
The programme was part of IRC and its international partners’ target to provide aid to 2000 flood affected families of the state. So far, IRC has distributed relief material to 1700 families including 100 on Thursday.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies council member Leon Prop and four other officials from IRC national headquarters attended the distribution function. Women members of the families lined up from early morning to receive the aid. IRC members also installed a water purifier unit, which can purify 3000 litres of water per hour.
IRC Manipur Branch secretary Dr Y Mohen told media persons on the sidelines of the distribution function that they proposed to provide aid to 10,000 families.
However, headquarters sanctioned funds for only 2000 families and as a result, they faced some difficulties in identifying the target populations.
The relief operation began from July 18 and they are targeting to complete by October 27.
IRC Manipur branch management committee chairman Dr RK Nimai and vice-chairman Narendra Ningomba also attended the event and deliberated with the gathering on the initiatives of IRC.
Each family was provided two mosquito nets, one kitchen set, one blanket, one bedsheet, one towel, one shirt, sanitary napkins for women and soap. They also provided lime powder, alum and chlorine tablets to the local club for public use.