Kerala Flood response
Muslim Aid has stepped in to support people affected by the Kerala floods in South India. Kerala has been facing the worst monsoon season since 1924, this has led to acute flooding and landslides. Over 60,000 people have been displaced and are living in over 500 relief camps, over 20,000 people have had their homes damaged. Contaminated water sources and stagnating flood water increases the risk of waterborne disease outbreaks.
Our partner the Safa Educational Welfare & Charitable Trust (TSEWCT) is distributing cleaning kits to families, these are specifically targeted to help clean homes and prevent the spread of water-borne diseases.
TSEWCT has selected 270 families for support. The families are being provided with food items as well as the cleaning kits, the food will last for approximately 20-30 days.
The floods began in early July 2018, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season.