‘Village of Widows’ determined to rebuild after Uttarakhand floods

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Cradling her newborn daughter at her home in a remote valley in the Himalayas, Dhanita Devi tells of her determination to fight for her family's survival. Devi's husband was killed, along with thousands of others, when flash floods and landslides tore through the mountains of northern Uttarakhand state in June. Devi, 22, was left alone,… Read more »

A Village of Widows

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This year’s monsoon turned out to be a nightmare for the people of Uttarakhand. The six hamlets that comprise the Deoli-Bramhagram panchayat saw grief that parallels none. The men here had been washed away by the Himalayan Tsunami on the fateful night of 17 June 2013. Fifty-seven men went missing that night, all of whom… Read more »

‘Village of widows’ gets more aid from Sulabh International

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Dehradun: Extending a helping hand to those hit by flooding in Uttarakhand, NGO Sulabh International on Sunday decided to give Rs 1,000 per month to 300 more families of Deoli-Bramhagram area, from where at least 57 men went missing giving it a tag of "village of widows". Deoli-Bramhagram panchayat, which is about seven kilometres from… Read more »

‘Village of widows’ gets more aid from Sulabh International

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Extending a helping hand to those hit by flooding in Uttarakhand, NGO Sulabh International today decided to give Rs 1,000 per month to 300 more families of Deoli-Bramhagram area, from where at least 57 men went missing giving it a tag of “village of widows”. Deoli-Bramhagram panchayat, which is about seven kilometres from Guptkashi, has… Read more »