Pragya UK

Himalaya Flood Emergency Appeal

The Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have been hit by torrential rains and flash-floods, which have washed away roads, bridges and houses, caused numerous fatalities and have left many inhabitants homeless. The Pragya teams aims to provide humanitarian support to the displaced.

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  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • This catastrophe took away everything we had...

    — Anonymous, Uttarakhand, India

  • You are like messengers of God! You were the first one to get in touch with us in this time of struggle...

    — Raj Kumar, Urni, Kinnaur

  • Stones are still tumbling down the slopes...all people are are moving out to different destinations...

    — Anonymous, Uttarakhand, India

  • You are like messengers of God! You were the first one to get in touch with us in this time of struggle...

    — Raj Kumar, Urni, Kinnaur

  • This catastrophe took away everything we had...

    — Anonymous, Uttarakhand, India

  • Stones are still tumbling down the slopes...all people are are moving out to different destinations...

    — Anonymous, Uttarakhand, India

Situation

The Indian Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh were hit by rain, landslides and flash floods on 14-17th June 2013 with 30,000 households are severely affected in remote high mountain districts. 30,000 households are severely affected. 760 villages are still cut off and more than half of them are suffering from food shortage, lack of clean drinking water and other basic necessities.

Solution

The Pragya teams in our Joshimath (Uttarakhand) and Recong Peo (Himachal Pradesh) offices are working to assess the ground situation and providing humanitarian support, supplementing relief efforts by the government. Our team in national capital region is working to gather and send necessary relief material to the affected villages and relief camps. Current critical needs are: food grains, water filters/purification tablets, utensils, blankets, hygiene kits and tents for displaced people.