Caritas network responds to Kerala floods

17 Aug 2018   |   Blog   |   Emergency Relief   |   India   |   Emergencies

Tags:  floods   |   2 comments

Photo: Caritas India

More than 100 people have died in monsoon floods in India’s southern state of Kerala; the worst flooding experienced in almost a century.

The recent floods have left an estimated 150,000 people displaced and many of those killed were crushed under debris caused by landslides.

Caritas India has already conducted rapid needs assessments in the worst affected districts of the state. Four of Caritas India’s partners have already responded with immediate food assistance. Emergency water and sanitation (WASH) activities are currently being developed to address need and reduce the potential for disease outbreaks.

Caritas Australia will continue to monitor the crisis and the wider network response.

Please remember the people of Kerala in your prayers this weekend.

If you would like to help those affected by the flooding, you can support Caritas Australia's Asia Emergency Appeal online or by calling 1800 024 413.

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  • Treassa

    “Thank you. It is very heartwarming to see the efforts of the Catholic Church in this area. Are you able to organise a fundraising campaign for the Kerala Community in Australia so we can donate to Caritas in Australia directly through out events.”


    “It's sad to see many people got affected in Kera due to Floods. People are always reluctant to donate when they are not sure how the funds are spent. We are a business and always been reluctant to donate. But its nice the Catholic churches doing some amazing work”