Readying Response to Landslides, Flooding in India and Nepal

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.

The emergency team continues to monitor the latest flooding and landslide activity  in relation to its partner network using Palantir software (pictured above and below).

Follow Direct Relief’s Twitter feed for the latest news from partners as it unfolds.

Post updated at 12:00 p.m. PST June 24, 2013.

 

1 Comment
  1. Colleagues have raised a bit of money that they want directed to relief efforts in Utterakhand, India.

    Can you advise us about your work in that region at present?

    thanks.

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