Monsoon fury has once again descended on Kerala. Torrential rains are wreaking havoc on the people who are still recovering from last year's flood, which was the worst in a century. Massive landslides have already claimed more than 30 lives in a single day, with many more missing. Over 70,000 people are in relief camps. This project aims to provide urgent relief and rehabilitation support to the people of Kerala, to overcome the current calamity.
The south-west Monsoon has turned violent in Kerala, bringing death and devastation in its wake. Many areas that are yet to recover from last years' flood have been hit again. Many new areas are also affected. Huge landslides have buried hundreds of acres of crops and homes, and the actual death toll is yet to emerge. People are watching helplessly, as everything they have worked hard for their whole life, is washed away in an instant.
This project provides urgently needed relief and rehabilitation support to the flood-hit people. Relief materials and supplies are mobilised to meet the needs of people in camps. Later, as the flood subsides and people move back, rehabilitation support is given. Primary health care camps, counselling, etc are also provided to assist the recovery process. ATMA Foundation will draw upon its experiences and networks from last year's relief work to serve the community as best as possible.
Once the calamity is over, this project will assist the long-term rehabilitation and recovery of people in worst affected areas, providing livelihood and reconstruction support.
We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.