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CHILDLINE 1098 Service > Bihar Needs Your Help

16.5 % of the total flood affected area of the country, is in Bihar. A sudden breach in the eastern embankment of the Kosi River in North Bihar on 18th August 2008, has resulted in the River changing its course and causing destruction in 15 districts in Bihar. More than 2.5 million people have been affected - lost their families, their belongings and their source of earning - land. Roads have been damaged and the supply of water and electricity in the have been seriously disrupted in the affected districts. Railway tracks have been submerged and essential commodities, including food, are being transported by boats. They are in need of basic amenities, facilities and medical attention.

Our CHILDLINE service has been functioning in the districts of Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Kishanganj and Purnea. Through the relief camps set up by the government or NGOs, our team members there, with the help of volunteers, will be assisting relief activities and child tracking.

Our team there has identified the following urgent requirement

Bihar needs your helpOral Rehydration Solution (ORS)
Bihar needs your helpGlucose (Glucon D)
Bihar needs your helpGlucose Biscuits
Bihar needs your helpMilk Powder
Bihar needs your helpAnti Bacterial Soaps
Bihar needs your helpTumblers or Stainless steel glasses

It is time to organize resources both cash and kind urgently. We appeal to your generosity to help us reach out to those who have lost everything except their hope for some kind of miracle.

1. Send us a cheque
A cheque would be more appreciated since requirements are changing on a daily basis. We assure you, that all donations will be used for the specified purpose only.

Write a cheque in the name of 'CHILDLINE India Foundation' to our address below, and mention that it is towards the 'BIHAR Relief activities'

Click Here to Download Donation Form Bihar needs your help

CHILDLINE India Foundation
Nana Chowk Muncipal School, 2nd Floor,
Frere Bridge - Low Level,
Nana Chowk,
Near Grant Road Station,
Mumbai 400 007.

Any questions, email Sonali at or call 022 28384 1098 ext 120

2. Buy the above material and courier it to our office in Patna/Mumbai.
Contact Carl Pereira (93222 191789 or 022 2388 1098 ext 125) to inform him of the quantity and also provide you with the address.

3. Make a donation Online through our online Payment Gateway. Click here

4. For Pharma companies and individuals associated with Pharmaceuticals.

If you or a contact you know is able to help us out with providing some basic medicines, that will be greatly appreciated.

Bihar needs your help List of Medicines Required


State Control Room Number
91-612-2217305/2215027/6452572 and
For Any Donation:- Bihar Chief Minister Relief Fund.

Key Contacts
Sri R. K. Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary.
Tel: 2205399 (R). Mobile: 94310-19099.

Sri Pratyaya Amrit, IAS, Additional Commissioner.
Tel: 2222456 (R). Mobile: 94318-15833.

Sri P. N. Rai, IPS, Special Secretary.
Tel: 2205455 (R). Mobile: 94310-11283.


Bihar needs your help CHILDLINE Update Oct 2008

Bihar needs your helpUNICEF Report of 4th Sept. 2008

Bihar needs your helpNational Informatics Centre, Bihar State Unit, Patna

Bihar needs your helpBihar State, Press Note

Bihar needs your helpPress Release 1st Sept

Bihar needs your helpMap of the affected area

The only way of finding the limits of the possible, is by going beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke