In response to the heavy rains and flooding battering northern India and Nepal over the past week, Direct Relief has reached out to six of its health center partners to offer medical assistance for people affected.
The monsoon rains and subsequent flooding are feared to have killed up to 1,000 people, stranded more than 70,000 people, and have caused massive destruction to homes and temples in the area, reports CNN. Some areas have already seen more than twice their monthly rainfall totals for June and it’s the earliest monsoon season has ever come to the area.
During and after flooding, many people are at high risk of developing skin and eye infections, respiratory infections, diarrhea, malaria and cholera. Highly requested products following flooding events include: nutritional products, IV solutions, antibiotics, wound care, personal hygiene supplies and medicines for chronic conditions.
Post updated at 12:00 p.m. PST June 24, 2013.