Kerala-India Floods Relief
More than one million people were left homeless or trapped after the southern Indian state of Kerala saw its worst flooding in more than 90 years. Many water treatment plants were forced to cease pumping water, resulting in poor access to clean water, especially in northern districts. Khalsa Aid responded rapidly in the worst affected areas with a team of 30 volunteers from across India.
Khalsa Aid has utilised its India volunteer base to
• Feed 15,000 people with hot meals on daily basis
• Packing and distributing essential day packs, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, sanitary towels, tarpaulin sheets, mosquito nets, medical kits and clothing.
• Packing and distribution of food parcels, including rice, dal, sugar, salt, tea
Of the above aid items, 500 tonnes was donated by the public from Patiala, Jalandhar, Delhi, Raipur, Gwalior, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other cities/towns.
As the devastating effects of the floods persist, we are conducting further assessments to identify the most alienated and isolated areas and villages. We are planning to send volunteer teams of electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other artisans who will help in re-building homes and other infrastructure.
Thanks to all our donors, volunteers and those who continue to support Khalsa Aid.