Jammu & Kashmir: Relief Efforts Ongoing, Long-Term Focus Needed

Jammu & Kashmir: Relief Efforts Ongoing, Long-Term Focus Needed

IndiaToday estimates that over 1.1 lakh (110,000) people have been rescued thus far from the floods in Jammu & Kashmir that have cost at least 150 lives.  Thousands of villages have been submerged under water.  The government and aid workers are laboring tirelessly to provide relief goods to survivors, and have already set up 83 camps to temporarily house the thousands of displaced persons.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey to assess the damages, and declared the situation a national level disaster.  The Prime Minister has pledged an initial sum of 1,000 crore rupees ($164 million) for the disaster response efforts.  In order to ensure that the thousands of affected families can rebuild their lives and livelihoods, a great and concerted collective effort is needed.

IDRF is committed to working with reliable local partners to help with relief and rehabilitation for those affected.  Donate now to support the immediate and long term efforts.  Your gift will help survivors to restore their dignity and their lives.