Emergency Response to Floods in Northern India



Severe monsoon rains have created devastating floods and landslides throughout Northern India; 180 villages have been hit by the floods and more than 50,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. Thousands of families are in immediate need for food, shelter, blankets and other basic household items.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

On June 15th, the northern state of Uttarakhand was struck with devastating flash floods that destroyed roads and bridges, and washed away people's homes and livelihoods. This flooding is the worst India has seen in at least 60 years. In the northern state of Uttarakhand alone, floods have already killed at least 1,000 people while another 5,000 are missing and presumed dead.

How will this project solve this problem?

Your donation would help us in providing immediate relief to the most vulnerable families of 120 villages in the three worst affected districts of Uttarakhand. As short-term immediate relief, we will be providing food, gas stoves, utensils, solar lantern/candles/torches, milk, dry ration, warm clothes and mattresses, books for children, medicines, temporary shelter/tent, drinking water, etc.

Potential Long Term Impact

As part of our long-term term rehabilitation work, we would be initiating and aiding the construction of permanent shelter, the restoration of livelihood for the locals, education for children and providing psycho-social counseling, in addition to continued monitoring of relief activities conducted by the State.

Funding Information

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Project Leader

Amy Leichtman

Program Manager
Washington, DC United States

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