Caritas network responds to Kerala floods

17 Aug 18

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.

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Photo credit: Caritas India

Photo credit: Caritas India

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.