The Monsoon storms and Typhoon were devastating to Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, and Nepal last year around this time. This year, millions of residents of South Asia continued to suffer from the floods and landslides caused by the violent weather, and are in great need of our help and prayers.
15 months after the earthquake in Nepal, floods and landslides caused by heavy rain struck the country in more than half of the provinces. Till 27 July, there are already 7,900 households affected and 5,400 families displaced. CEDAR’s partner, Asal Chhimekee Nepal-Pokhara (A.C.N), are now sending emergency relief support to one of the severely hit districts, Nawalparasi.
The coming of the monsoons signals a relief from the deadly scorching heat wave that was seen in the region of South Asia earlier on in May and June. However, the monsoon together with the cyclone “Komen” this year has brought widespread devastation in India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam leaving more than 300 people dead in the region.
CEDAR’s staff Serena and the women in Kashmir.
“Thank you so much for coming… for your help and for your support in this time of need. These materials will really help us a lot in the coming days, but more than materials, thank you for coming and visiting us and spending time with us. That itself is a source of comfort for us…” said Zainab expressing her joy.
Torrential rains have caused massive devastation and severe distress in India, particularly in the states of Jammu and Kashmir. It’s the worst flood in the last 106 years and has affected nearly 5 million people over 15 districts of the state. 3,000 villages and several towns were submerged. Hundreds of people are reported to have died, while thousands are missing. The Prime Minister of India declared it as a “national calamity”.
[ePrayer – Pray for the disaster relief and preparedness work in India]
Early monsoon rains caused massive flooding and landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh states in June 2013, affecting tens of thousands of people. CEDAR’s partner EFICOR reached the affected areas immediately to conduct assessment and provide emergency relief. All the relief materials have now reached the warehouses and are being transported by smaller vehicles to reach the affected villages. Up to 1 August, EFICOR has covered 1,622 families. Pray that the whole relief operations will be completed by the end of August.
Our partner EFICOR is now looking at the possibility of implementing a long-term community based programme on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) which includes building the capacity of the community on preparedness and mitigation.
Pray for the disaster relief and preparedness work in India:
- Pray for smooth completion of the relief operation and the safety of frontline workers;
- Pray for God’s guidance and provision on EFICOR’s long-term DRR programme in flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand State. Pray that those targeted villages and communities will have better disaster preparedness.
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