Monsoonal rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala has caused rivers and dams to burst, triggering devastating flooding and landslides. More than 400 people have been killed and over 800,000 people displaced with several thousands of people still trapped in the worst-hit areas. Now that flood waters have receded disease prevention and sanitation for those in relief camps and in affected areas are an immediate priority, as well as restoration of essential services such as clean water and electricity for the state, home to 33 million people. Rebuilding and recovery efforts have begun but will have a lasting and costly effect on the region which was largely unprepared and unequipped for the magnitude of these floods.

Anglican Aid is partnering with the Indian Gospel League (IGL) in raising money for relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts in the affected regions of Nemmara, Valparai, Idukki, Munar and Chalakudi. We are hoping to raise $60,000 to meet immediate needs such as food, clean drinking water, clothing, blankets, cooking vessels, sanitary kits, medicines for 1500 families and education supplies for 500 children to continue their studies.

Should funds exceed the budget required, funds will be used to support the longer term needs such as the rebuilding of 50 houses, 5 life centres and 5 water purification plants.

Direct Deposit donations can be made to our bank account BSB 032078, Account Number 253493, Account Name: Anglican Aid. Please email the office with details of your donation at Cheques can be posted to – PO Box Q190, QVB Post Office, 1230, NSW.

All donations to the Kerala Flood Appeal are tax deductible.

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