Emergency Flood Appeal 2017

Emergency Flood Appeal 2017

We need your help to provide food and shelter to all those affected by the floods in West Bengal and Bihar. Flood victims are in desperate need of food packs, blankets, medical attention, and shelter.

West Bengal and Bihar, two large states in India are currently being affected by flooding. The disaster has gravely affected both states, where most people survive from subsistence farming. Crops of maize have been destroyed, villages obliterated, homes swept away and livestock killed. There is a concern for outbreaks of cholera, dysentery and malaria as well as the risk of malnutrition. With most of the roads in and around the town going under water, boats have taken place of vehicles as the mode of transport. Even tractors are coming handy in moving people to safer places.

ILM UK’s team is currently on ground and are ready to help

Bihar 

It is reported that over 100 people have died and over 200,000 have evacuated after the flooding that started on the 10th of August, affecting 10 districts. On the 13th of August, the Disaster of Management Department (DMD) recorded 454 mm of rain in Supaul over 24 hours. All this rainfall has destroyed over 300 homes, with 200.000 people told to evacuate.

Locations affected:

  • Kishanganj
  • Araria
  • Katihar
  • Darbhanga
  • Madhubani
  • Sitamarhi
  • Madhepura
  • Sheohar
  • West Champaran
  • East Champaran
  • Purnia

Evacuated: Over 20,000

Buildings destroyed: 375 buildings

West Bengal Statistics

Heavy rainfall hit West Bengal on 28th July, and has continued since then, flooding 14 districts in the state. Over 50,000 people have been asked to relocate, after losing their homes. People are dying due to drowning, electrocution, walls collapsing, and lightning. Rainfall has gone up to 226mm in some areas. River levels are above warning levels, at 21.33 metres.

Locations affected

  • Siliguri
  • Rajarhat
  • Howrah
  • Ghattal
  • Jalpauguri
  • Hooghly
  • West Medinipur
  • East Medinipur
  • North 24 Pargana
  • South 24 Parganas
  • Burdwan
  • Dinajpur

Evacuated: Over 50,000

In both states, thousands are living on the roads with lack of food and other necessities. Both West Bengal and Bihar have an extremely high population of families living under the poverty line, who have now lost everything.

With your help ILM UK will provide:-

  • Food Packs which will include drinking water
  • Blankets
  • Medication/Basic first aid help
  • Shelter
  • Support

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