The worst floods in nearly a century have ravaged India’s southwestern state of Kerala, leaving more than 300 dead and forcing hundreds of thousands to take shelter in relief camps.
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India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reports a “40-50% excess” of monsoon rains this year. The unrelenting downpours are overwhelming dams and triggering landslides.
Over the last two weeks, many of Kerala’s rivers overflowed their banks, ruining hundreds of thousands of homes. Rescue workers are using boats and helicopters to find thousands who are still trapped.
Other ways to help
Sri Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister for the government of Kerala, has launched the Kerala Flood Relief campaign to directly support the recovery efforts.
Several crowdsourcing sites are raising money to help those affected.
The Kerala Floods Relief Fundraiser was launched by the Kerala Club of Detroit. They are working with district authorities across the state of Kerala to distribute donations. This fund has been verified by GoFundMe.
On Facebook, the Kerala Flood Relief Fund has raised more than one and a half million dollars to directly support Sri Pinarayi Vijayan’s campaign detailed above. These donations will be transferred through the US-based non-profit Care and Share, which is also accepting online contributions for this campaign.