At least 164 people have died in devastating monsoon floods in India's southern state of Kerala, the worst in almost a century. Rescuers battled torrential rains to save residents, with nearly 223,000 left homeless, reported BBC.
Yesterday (August 16, 2018) we were told Cochin Airport was closed till Sunday due to flooded runway. As Kerala's flood crisis seems to be getting worse and, the airport will remain closed until at least August 26, authorities said.
At least 23 bridges have collapsed, more than 211 landslides have been reported and about 10,000 kilometers of roads have been destroyed. Over 20,000 houses have been damaged, 180,000 farmers are affected and total damages are estimated at about 83.2 billion rupees ($1.2 billion), according to an update on the website of the Kerala chief minister’s distress relief fund.
We have a huge community members from Kerala and if you would like to help them from the distance, here are what we can do.
Qatar Charity is a leading Gulf-origin nongovernmental organization dedicated to carrying out humanitarian and development programs to fight global poverty by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, race, gender or political beliefs Qatar Charity enables people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives while also empowering them to become self-sufficient through practical knowledge, focused expertise and innovative solutions. You can visit the website, choose the option and amount you would like to donate to the flood victims in Kerala.
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund is an emergency assistance release mechanism granting immediate relief to families and individuals distressed by calamity, loss of life due to accidents and chronic diseases.
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