Vishakhapatnam Cyclone

in 2014, a severe Cyclone storm, named Hudhud caused extensive damage and loss of life in eastern India and Nepal. Hudhud caused extensive damage to the city of Visakhapatnam and the neighbouring districts of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh. Damages were estimated to be 21,908 crore (US$3.4 billion) by the Andhra state government. At least […]

Floods in Jammu and Kashmir, India

In the wake of heavy monsoon rain and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir, which have killed over 400 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Indian Armed Forces were deployed in increasing numbers starting September 2, 2014 to conduct search, rescue and relief missions in Jammu and Kashmir. By the 18th of September, over 200,000 […]

Riots Relief Saharanpur, India

In the summer of 2014, communal riots occurred in the city of Saharanpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. As a result of the clashes many innocent families were affected with homes being damaged and local businesses looted. Khalsa Aid relief team based in India initiated a project to support innocent victims of the riots. […]

Displaced Sikhs in Iraq

Economic migrants from Punjab were positioned in Iraq, working as manual labourers in the county. They were forced to flee the country amid security fears due to the rise of ISIS. The workers did not receive any support from their employers, as a result they did not have any financial means to leave the country. […]

Providing Bread to Syrian Refugees in Iraq

In the Summer of 2014, the rise of ISIS led the Yezidi and Assyrian communities to leave their homes and become refugees, becoming a very difficult situation for the people there. These communities became homeless overnight with no access to drinking water or food. Approximately 14,000 people were affected which includes men, women and children.  Khalsa […]

Bosnia Floods

Catastrophic flooding in the Balkans region (the worst for over a century) with over 3 months worth of rain falling in a few days led to the devastation of local towns and homes. Floodwaters caused over 2,000 landslides across the Balkan region, spreading damage across many towns and villages. Official counts indicate that over 1.6 million […]

Sudanese Refugee Camp, Uganda

More than half a million people fleeing violence and human rights abuses, mostly from South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, have now found protection and safety in Uganda. By early December, Uganda had become home to almost 511,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, the highest number ever in the country’s history. More than 100,000 have […]

UK Floods – 2014

In late 2013 and early 2014, severe floods hit parts of Britain including Somerset and Berkshire. Khalsa Aid undertook various initiatives to support communities affected in the UK. A summary of work and media coverage can be found below:

Phillipines Typhoon

Following the devastating Typhoon in December 2013, Khalsa Aid launched a relief program to assist the victims. The relief team adopted a small town on the coast called San Dionisio, in the province of Iloilo. This town was badly hit by the Typhoon and over 90% of the local community was affected. Khalsa Aid set […]

Muzaffarnagar Riots

The clashes between the Hindu and Muslim communities in Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India in end of September 2013, resulted in at least 62 deaths including 42 Muslims and 20 Hindus and injured 93 and left more than 50,000 displaced. By 17 September, the curfew was lifted from all riot affected areas and the army […]