Uttarakhand Floods

In June 2013, a multi-day cloudburst centred on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides becoming the country’s worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.  Khalsa Aid was one of the first relief organisations to reach the affected areas. Volunteers set up a free food and water stall. The free food […]

Water Borehole, Kenya

Khalsa Aid were contacted by local communities in Kenya who had no access to clean drinking water and required support in building suitable facilities (the nearest water facility was over 10 miles away). Khalsa Aid field operatives made an initial assessment and partnered with local organisation, Ramgarhia Youth Association (RYA) to build water facilities. Over […]

Famine Relief, Kenya

A bloody civil war in Somalia resulted in one of the biggest refugee camps in the world (over half a million refugees). This hardship was further compounded by a prolonged drought in 2011, the worst seen across East Africa for over 60 years. The drought resulted in a large scale famine across the region. Khalsa Aid responded […]

Libya & Syria (2011)

In 2011, internal conflict gave rise to civil war in Libya. Migrant workers were escaping the war into neighbouring Tunisia. Our teams provided emergency humanitarian aid on the Tunisian/Libyan border. Working alongside the UN and world food programme. Khalsa Aid delivered 4 truckloads of water, with each truck delivering 25,000 bottles. We also worked closely […]

Cambodia Orphan Children

In 2009, Varinder Singh, a dentist from Slough, won a £750 cash prize from work to offer voluntary dental services abroad. He chose to do this work in association with Cambodia World Family (CWF). This prize money was matched pound-for pound by Khalsa Aid with the funds used to provide vital equipment and resources for the clinic […]

Displaced Sikhs in Pakistan

In 2009 Khalsa Aid provided relief to the Sikh and Hindu refugees at Panja Sahib Gurdwara, Pakistan.The refugees requested Khalsa Aid to provide them with sanitary items. The purchase of these items was made through a donation to Khalsa Aid from a family in London who wanted the money spent directly on provisions for the […]

Punjab Floods 2007

Catastrophic flooding in Punjab affected over 50,000 people. Many villages suffered immense economic hardship and loss of basic living conditions. Over 134 villages and11,080 hectares of standing crop were affected.  Khalsa Aid has supplied food rations (flour, rice, lentils, cooking oil, salt and spices), blankets, bed sheets and underclothing to the affected people in and around […]

Bangladesh Cyclone 2007

The 2007 cyclone in Bangladesh was one of the worst natural disasters to hit the country. International NGOs estimated that between 5,000 – 10,000 died as a result of the cyclone. Khalsa Aid field operatives made an assessment of the local region and reached out to remote village Pathargaat which had very limited support. A […]

Indonesia Tsunami

In May 2016, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the Indonesian island of Java. The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Indian Ocean and caused damage to the city of Yogyakarta and the surrounding towns. According to official estimates 5,749 people were killed and more than 38,000 injured. Almost 600,000 homes […]

Pakistan Earthquake

In 2005 a major earthquake occurred in Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-administered Kashmir) and in North West Frontier Province (NWFP). It registered 7.7 on the Richter scale making it similar in intensity to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The government of Pakistan’s official death toll was 79,000, while officials say nearly 1,400 people also died in Indian-administered […]