Urgent assistance needed for landslide-hit victims of Zalai in Falam
28 August 2013: About 100 villagers of Zalai, a hillside village evacuated due to heavy landslides, are now temporarily sheltered in a jungle near their village.
Pa Vai Lian Tawng said they would have to stay at farmland called Zatum as they have no other places to go, according to the Hakha Post.
A nearby small village of Hmunpi, where a few victims also are given place, is providing food and shelter to the victims at Zatum, reports said.
In Hakha, the government of Chin State has today asked each government department to make contributions toward assisting Zalai villagers, who are made homeless.
Pu Hung Ngai, Chief Minister of the Chin State government, visited the landslide-hit areas last Sunday.
Zalai is home to about 400 people of 84 households when their village was rocked by landslides on 23 August 2013.
Some have fled to close relatives and friends in Falam town, about 3 miles away, while others take temporary refuge in nearby villages.
A community-based relief aid committee has been set up to take responsibilities in raising fund and delivering necessary humanitarian assistance to the victims.#