The state of Kerala is facing the worst floods in over a century.
BBC, 23 August 2018 –
“Nearly 400 people have died and thousands remained stranded by the worst flooding in the Indian state of Kerala in a century.
More than one million people have been displaced, many of them taking shelter in thousands of relief camps across the state.”
There has been so much rain that the infrastructure can’t cope. Roads are submerged, homes and businesses are swamped, electricity supplies have been turned off and 35 of 39 dams had to be opened up, releasing 3 million litres of water a second! Airports are closed and drinking water has been contaminated.
Nearly 60% of the state has been declared a red zone, which means it’s too dangerous to stay, so tourists have been evacuated by the military.
The video below gives you a glimpse of the level of devastation:
Reports today state that as many as 10,981 people have been shifted to 111 relief camps. The army is being deployed but they need outside help.
The Kerala Government has asked that all charities respond. Empart has an office in the area with 53 staff who are ready to serve. They simply need the resources to respond.
Would you support the Kerala Flood Relief fund Empart has set up to respond to this crisis? The most immediate need is for clean water, food and clothing. Our team will be working directly with the government and other nonprofit agencies on the ground to get the resources to those in need as quickly as possible.
Please consider helping those in South Asia who so desperately need an outstretched hand in their time of need.
The Empart team is ready to offer aid. Right now we have an incredible opportunity to be an additional blessing in this state.
You can pray:
For aid to reach the most desperate and needy.
For opportunities to share.
For our staff in Kerala as they work tirelessly to help the flood victims.
For those who lost everything – their homes and its entire contents.
For protection from the spread of infections from waterborne illnesses and mosquito infestation.
That people would be able to get food, water and medicine.
You can give:
securely online now
call 03 9723 9989
via direct debit (details below)
You can advocate:
Tell your friends and family about this need and encourage them to help too.
All donations are tax-deductible
Empower Australia Overseas Aid Fund Inc | BSB: 013-278 | Account : 181938582
NB: Empart partners with Empower Australia Overseas Aid Fund Inc. to provide tax deductible giving opportunities within our network.