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A scene of a Relief Camp in Manipur

Project Relief Reach Out

Following the humanitarian crisis in Manipur that began on May 3, 2023, Octave Foundation moved out of our arts and performance space to start relief efforts under our project ‘Relief Reach Out’, on the ground from May 7, 2023. As of Jan 2024, we have completed almost 9 months of relief efforts impacting ~8745 internally displaced people (3053 children, 3813 women, and 1883 men) living at 43 different relief camps in 100+ visits. We have reached Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, and Bishnupur districts.

As of now, there is no data available for gender non-binary people. 

We have covered 950 km+ (one way) in this whole effort. This is a tiny number in front of the 60000+ people living in the total 300+ relief camps in Manipur. 

The following are the areas we have been able to work on:


1) Dry Rations, vegetables, fruits and water

2) Clothes and toiletries

3) Medicines

4) Textbooks and stationery materials

5) Therapeutic Music session

6) Drama and Music workshops

7) Skill Development and Livelihood programs for women

8) Psychosocial Support

Providing Essential Materials

With the generous support of friends, colleagues and strangers who came forward to extend support through cash and kind, we were able to provide essential materials for over a 1000 women and children in the first month of the crisis. Since then our team have continuously catered to different requirements of the Internally Displaced People of the conflict.

Providing essential items at Manipur Relief camps

Livelihood Projects


We believe rebuilding lives would need movements from different angles. We believe peace is not a straight road. We also believe multiple helping hands can mend broken pieces. With contributions from various strangers we were able to set up various workshops to help set up small businesses. We started with incense sticks and candle making which are now available in the market now.

Livelihood Workshop by Octave Foundation

Therapeutic Music Sessions


As a small step towards healing, We stepped up with what we do best: performance, music and stories. We initiated therapeutic music sessions for people in the relief camps with the help of our artists and musicians.


How will people heal? How will the people move towards "normalcy"? There aren't any definite answers as of now. However, the attempts and the small steps to reconnect with ourselves, to make small movements towards peace should not cease...

Therapeutic Music Sessions at Manipur Relief Camps

Joining Hands to Overcome the crisis

We believe sharing is the only means through which we can overcome this crisis. And whenever we had an opportunity we shared resources and data, connected with various organisations, individuals and teams who are currently involved in relief work. 

Engaging Internally Displaced People of Manipur

Fund Raiser for Relief Work in Manipur

We are trying to facilitate mostly women, children and old people who are currently staying at the relief camps set up in different parts of the region. They have fled from their villages or have lost their homes in violence.

To support our work, please send your contributions to: 

Octave Foundation

State Bank of India

A/C No: 35661690774

IFSC Code: SBIN0004562

Imphal Secretariat Branch


Use the UPI ID: octave.f@paytm

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