More than 25 million people have been affected by severe flooding across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Myanmar during the 2019 monsoon season. Recent floods have taken the lives of 1,326 people in India and 117 in Nepal due to storm waters and landslides. This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to long-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.
The 2019 monsoon season has been particularly devastating this year, resulting in thousands of casualties and the displacement of 1.8 million people, as severe flooding impacts India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Myanmar. Prolonged flooding and extreme landslides have damaged infrastructure, and in some cases, affecting the government's ability to provide humanitarian relief. Several of GlobalGiving's local nonprofit partners are responding to survivors' immediate needs and have asked us to
All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts for flooding and monsoons in South Asia. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the region.
We believe that organizations that are deeply-rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like these floods. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.