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 and water was warmly welcomed by the travelling pilgrims who had travelled down the mountains on foot.
In the second phase of the relief project, Khalsa Aid volunteers provided over 1,000 pre packaged relief items to people affected by the natural disaster. Each package contained: rice, sugar, lentils, salt, oil, spices, soap and toothpaste.