£35,000 emergency grant following flooding in India

Last month, heavy monsoon rains caused flash floods in the state of Uttarakhand in Northern India. Approximately 300,000 people have been affected. 1,000 deaths have been reported but unofficial reports claim the death toll may be 5,000.

As many as 50,000 people are displaced and 10,000 people have been injured. This flood is the heaviest and deadliest in 80 years for the state of Uttarakhand.

Approximately 450 roads in the area have been completely destroyed by 15 landslides, making it nearly impossible for people to move to safer areas. There are electricity and telecommunication failures in the district due to strong winds and continuous rain and flooding. Potable water is not available in some areas and there is scarcity of food and shelter.

The President of the Grand Charity has approved an immediate emergency grant of £35,000 to the Red Cross to assist with the recovery. This donation is going to be used to supply people with stoves, tents with tools, lanterns, kitchen sets, plastic buckets, tarpaulin sheets, saree, dhotis, bed sheets, towels, cotton blankets, woolen blankets and mosquito nets.

If you have any questions about this grant please contact the Grand Charity on 020 7395 9314.


Posted in Charity News on July 31st, 2013 by David Clough

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