Lockdown due to novel corona virus (COVID-19): an update on the situation in the Sundarbans

India has been under complete lockdown since 22 March. The lockdown has had severe consequences for the people living in the Sundarbans and our local partner Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra (JGVK). People are starving and JGVK is working hard to provide support to the people in their community. Almost all of JGVK’s staff has been … More Lockdown due to novel corona virus (COVID-19): an update on the situation in the Sundarbans

Midterm Evaluation Visit in February-March 2020 for the SWRM Project

We, Emmely and Marie, visited UBU’s partner organisation Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra (JGVK) in West Bengal in February-March. The purpose of the visit was to monitor and evaluate the status of our 3-year project on Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWRM) and then later write a report to our donor organisation CISU. The midterm evaluation (literally … More Midterm Evaluation Visit in February-March 2020 for the SWRM Project

Sunderbans were hit by cyclone BulBul

On the 9th of November the cyclone «BulBul» hit Sunderbans. The damages were devastating to the villagers in our project areas. It is estimated that 60.000 houses and 460.000 people in total in West Bengal have been affected. JGVK has assessed that in their village, Jyotishpur, 75 % of crops and 65 % of fruit and timber trees were damaged. They noticed … More Sunderbans were hit by cyclone BulBul