The 2016 Imphal earthquake struck northeast India in the state of Manipur on January 4 with a moment magnitude of 6.7 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). Its epicentre was located in the Tamenglong district; about 30 km west of Imphal. At least eleven people were killed, 308 others were injured and more than 2500 houses were damaged till 8th Jan 2016. It was one of the most damaging earthquakes in Manipur since 1880 and 1939.
Centre for Community Initiative managed and completed a short term 5 Months (Feb – June, 2016) relief project supported by CBM, Germany “Emergency Response to Earthquake in Manipur” at Leimakhong Village, Senapati District. Relief were provided to the victims or beneficiaries in different forms.
Food items: Rice, Vegetable (in cash), Cooking oil were provided for two months
Non-food items: Solar lamps, blankets, Water pipes, Toilets and Transitional Shelter
Construction materials: For T-Shelter, they were provided CGI sheets, bamboos, nails for CGI with rubber washer, wood beams and planks, cement and lime powder with colour concentrate, and red paint with thinner.
For Toilet, beneficiaries were provided CGI Sheets, Rhino sheets, Local commode with pipes
Labour Incentives: During the construction period, volunteers from the beneficiaries and community were provided with labour incentive for two months.
Service Provided: PFA (Psycho First Aid) Counselling and Health Assessment (Treatment for minor injuries)