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Posted On: 17 August 2018 02:49 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Here's how to help flood-hit people of Kerala from Qatar

Leena Chung
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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.

Kerala Flood
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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.

Kerala needs your help

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

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.

Qatar Charity Kerala Flood Donation

Qatar Charity Kerala Flood Donation

Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund

Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund

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.

Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund Kerala Donation

Kerala Flood Donation

You can visit the website and click the donation button to contribute to the flood-hit people of Kerala from Qatar. And if you want to know more about donations, click here.