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Kerala Floods Kill Hundreds, Displace Thousands (Help Now)

Kerala Floods Kill Hundreds, Displace Thousands (Help Now)

More than 350 have died and about 800,000 people have been displaced  due to the worst flooding in a century in Kerala state of southern India. As the rain eases, rescuers  continue to search for those stranded in the worst-affected areas. Indian authorities said Sunday

Weeks of heavy monsoon rains that started August. 8 have triggered floods and landslides  causing homes and bridges to collapse across Kerala, a picturesque state known for its  beautiful beaches.

Thousands of rescuers were continuing efforts to reach out to stranded people and get relief supplies to isolated areas by hundreds of boats and nearly two dozen helicopters, said P.H. Kurian, a top disaster management official in Kerala. He said weather conditions had improved considerably and expected the nearly 10,000 people still stranded to be rescued by Monday. CBS news reported.

People wait for aid next to makeshift raft at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V – RC1FBD4C1970

Help needed

The situation is very fluid and changing every hour. In the last 24 hours almost all the districts of Kerala have been affected by the floods and it is estimated that almost 80% of the state is under water.  It is also reported that 80 of its dams are now open after being overwhelmed.

More than 300,000 people are living in official relief camps run by the state.   

The following Muslim organizations are working on the ground in the affected areas joining other relief organizations in rescue efforts and aid distribution.

Donate now and help them accomplish their mission!

Islamic Relief

Muslim Aid

Muslim Global Relief

 


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