30.10.2013

ADH and AWO International Project brought Relief to more than 2000 Indian Flood Victims


After the “Flood of the Himalayas” that killed 822 people and destroyed hundreds of villages victims received food, shelter and medical treatment. In September the Humanitarian Relief Project of MSS and AWO International, supported with German Donations from “Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH), came to an end.  

Nearly at the same time when Germany was drowned by heavy floods the Indian state of Uttarakhand was hit by the most disastrous flood of the last hundred years. Already two weeks after the disaster happened mid of June 30.000.- Euro were enabled for immediate relief and a project with AWO International long term partner “MSS Seva” started.

30.000 kilogram of rice, chickpeas, lentils, sugar tee and other food items such as 1.750 liters cooking oil, sanitary products and 350 kilogram milk powder were distributed to 578 families. 2025 people in need from 17 villages benefited from the distribution that was coordinated by MSS and technically supported by the “Indian-Tibetan Border Police (SSB)”.

968 people who lost their home received shelter and plastic covers for temporary repairs of their roofs. When the tragedy happened Monsoon just started. Heavy rainfalls disturbed the distribution of goods and limited access to some villages.

The project also supported health camps where 818 people got free treatment and medicines. MSS will follow up reconstruction in the region.
 

Please click here to read the article in the German magazine "Weitblick" (in German language)

Distribution of food

Temporary shelters for flood victims

Health camps provided free treatment and medicines

A beneficiary confirms the receive of relief materials by finger print