India is home to 1.2 billion people and makes up for a third of the world’s poor.
This June, the people of India need our support. Firstly, in Assam, a state to north-eastern India and home to over 31 million people. Since the day of Eid, Assam has been hit by the destructive floods affecting over 272,000 people. At present, there are 321 villages underwater, all in need of urgent help.
The yearly devastation caused by the monsoon season which occurred early this year and the damage to life and property has been severe. The floods have claimed 3 lives so far and many have been displaced from their homes, losing their land, belongings, and livelihoods.
Our relief teams have begun a two-phase response:
A) Emergency Flood Pack - £25:
- Food Parcel (20kg Rice, 3kg Daal, 1ltr Oil, 1kg Salt, 2 Biscuit Packs and 2 Packs of Soap)
-Tarpaulins (Temporary Shelter)
- Clothing (Sarees and Lungis)
B) Galvanized Iron Sheets (G.I. Sheets) - £110.00
These G.I Sheets will enable those in need to reconstruct and build themselves a permanent shelter. In 2019, our team visited the state of Assam and distributed over 300 bundles of Galvanized Iron Sheets - ensuring 300 families can stay safe for years to come.
Secondly, in West Bengal - On 20th May 2020, the state of West Bengal was hit by a super cyclone, Cyclone Amphan that killed at least 80 people in West Bengal affecting 60% of its population.
According to India's National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), the worst of the devastation was concentrated in two of West Bengal's coastal districts. The storm in West Bengal caused massive damage to standing crops, thousands of trees were uprooted - this has left thousands homeless and desperate for food.
Our relief teams in West Bengal have already started distributing essential food parcels. For £15.00 you can feed a family during their hour of need. Same as above, these food parcels contain (20kg Rice, 3kg Daal, 1ltr Oil, 1kg Salt, 2 Biscuit Packs, and 2 Packs of Soap).
Both these states within India are crying for our help - will you respond?