In the late-end of July, 2018, severe flooding affected the Indian state of Kerala due to sudden unusual high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was the worst flooding in Kerala in almost a century. Nearly, 400 people died within half a month, while at least 4.5 lakh people were evacuated. All 14 districts of the state were placed on high alert. According to the Kerala Government, one-eighth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents. The Union Government declared this devastation on the Level 3 Calamity or 'Calamity of a severe nature'.


Project Highlights

  • Relief operations conducted in two phases: phase I was Intensive Relief Operations which was concluded and Phase II is Health Based Rehabilitation Support.

  • 2796 families were provided with food packets and disinfectant kits at various places in different districts.

  • Awareness sessions on how to be safe from water borne diseases and follow healthy habits to be safe from diseases were attended by both men and women.

  • Smile on Wheels deployed to provide free health care services to the affected people.

Impact

More than 100,000 families have been benefitted from the relief and rehabilitation interventions

10 selected schools of Alleppy district were provided with computers, tables, chairs, books for library and uniforms.

More than 3000 students received benefit from school-health programs

More than 8565 people were benefitted through health camps.


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