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Kerala needs your urgent help!

Focus: Disaster Relief & Rehab

101% Funded
INCESSANT rain in Kerala has displaced thousands of people as their houses have been washed away or damaged by raging floods. Help Goonj reach their comprehensive disaster relief kits to affected communities.

The Goonj team is on the ground trying to reach the thousands of flood affected families that have little access food, clean drinking water and basic sanitation facilities. Due to waterlogged surroundings and damaged routes blocked by debris, access to affected people has become a challenge.

Your contributions will help in reaching out with immediate relief and prevent further trauma to affected communities.

All it takes is a little bit from everyone!

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Kerala urgently needs your support.

This fundraiser has achieved 100% of its target, and will be matched by another 100% - all of which will go towards flood relief in Kerala.

WHY FLOOD RELIEF OPERATIONS MATTER

Large tracts of Kerala are badly affected by the flooding caused by torrential rain. For thousands of people this means a loss of shelter, land and livelihood, especially in rural areas. With Goonj's large network and experience in disaster relief and rehabilitation they can reach out to affected areas at the earliest. Besides contributions in kind, monetary donations will help them procure essential relief materials and reach those affected.

Goonj are trying to access the most isolated locations to deliver relief kits.
WHY KERALA

An unusually heavy monsoon has caused devastating floods and landslides in Kerala. Plus, for the first time in history, it has had to open 35 of its dams to stop them bursting their banks, causing more grief to low-lying areas like Mallapuram. With a rising death toll, rescue operations to bring people to safety are in full sway and the numbers at relief camps are increasing daily. Thousands are in need of food, water, clothing and medicines.

This is the worst monsoon disaster since 1924.

Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister, 14 August, 2018

Shortage of food and potable water remains a primary concern as massive rescue and rehabilitation operations take place.

Abhishyant Kidangoor, Time magazine, 16 August, 2018

When people endure natural disasters without aid, they may face a lifetime of diminished hope. Delivering disaster aid to victims quickly not only restores lost assets, but also maintains their aspirations — and invests in communities’ longer-term health.

Katrina Kosec, Natural disasters damage victims' goals and ambitions — which is why disaster relief is so important, Washington Post
THE PLAN

The funds raised will be utilised in channelizing essential relief material to flood affected families and will also take care of the logistics or transport costs. Once the immediate needs are met, Goonj will continue with rehabilitation work in the affected areas.

Goonj will try and deliver contributions in kind to as many people as possible.