UNITED SIKHS team of trained medical volunteers recognized the escalating situation and were able to set up medical clinics and mental health counseling sessions all over the camp. As our team treats nearly 200+ patients every day, the true aftermath of the crisis is revealed: some have suffered bullet wounds; many are dehydrated and malnourished; sexual violence against the Rohingyan women is rampant.
Faced with the severity of this circumstance, earlier this week, the UNITED SIKHS Engineering Team, working alongside the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority of Puerto Rico (AAA) and FEMA, made the incredible breakthrough of re-activating a water purification plant that services more than 15,000 families in around the Utuado and Lares regions. This amazing feat has brought clean water to over 60,000 people! This has allowed entire regions to feel a sense of normalcy has returned.
Calling all able and willing volunteers! UNITED SIKHS is now actively working with the leading organizations from the San Juan headquarters and reaching the rural communities in the Puerto Rican countryside. One such area, Utuado, is one of the heaviest hit provinces where infrastructure has collapsed. Earlier this morning, the Disaster Relief Team, along with a coalition of local UNITED SIKHS Volunteers coordinated directly with the US military to access the untouched areas of Utuado, where no
Rohingya Refugees Find Refuge at UNITED SIKHS Relief Camps
October 5, 2017
To ramp up our efforts, waterproof tarps and corrugated metal sheathing are key materials our teams have implemented for temporary shelters. Clean water, adequate sanitation and medicine are our focus for health and welfare. Although the UN WASH Initiative is helping build sanitation and hygiene facilities for the refugee camps, relief teams are weary of the upcoming monsoon season; the scarcity of supplies will leave the refugee camp and its inhabitants more vulnerable.
UNITED SIKHS, Hurricane Irma, and the Road to Recovery
September 28, 2107
As the storm waters of Hurricane Irma recede, two weeks after leaving a trail of destruction in Florida, life is resuming and the long path of recovery has begun. UNITED SIKHS continues to support residents during this challenging process, and has adopted several areas in Florida. One such town is Naples, FL, where the UNITED SIKHS Disaster Relief Team quickly mobilized after Hurricane Irma. Shipping Emergency supplies to those areas most affected by the storm and reaching areas where little