Over 300 people have died from massive, historic flooding in India's Kerala State-and hundreds of thousands are now displaced as farmlands, livelihoods, homes, and more have been destroyed. This is the worst flooding in the area in nearly 100 years. Your partnership is critical! Together, we can scale up efforts to help families who have lost everything. Please join us in support of those devastated by flooding and landslides, and know your gift will support urgent relief efforts.
Heavy rains have led to severe flooding, landslides, and dam breakages in Kerala, India, primarily affecting seven districts, leaving thousands of people homeless and displaced, and currently living in makeshift settlements. The state of Kerala is reeling under the spate of floods. People have lost their houses and agricultural land with paddy and several cash crops on 3.4M hectares have been inundated. Roads, railway tracks and bridges have been washed away and cut off due to landslides.
World Vision has completed rapid assessments and is responding in Palakkad and Malappuram districts. Initial response plans: o Food distributions o Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) - hygiene kits o Shelter - tarpaulins, rope o Non Food Items (family kits - sheets, towels, rice/dal bowls, spoons, plates, mats, torches, mosquito nets, blankets) o Child-Friendly Spaces o With a focus on women and the disabled Beneficiary target: 20,000 households/including 40,000 children
World Vision is planning an 18 month response. Once the emergency relief stage has been completed in the first 3 months, World Vision will continue with long-term shelter and education activities.