Caritas plans to help 270,000 people affected by floods in India
Caritas has launched a series of appeals to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by floods in India, Haiti and Nepal.
Caritas plans to provide food, temporary shelter and household items to 270,000 people forced from their homes by flooding in India.
Up to 2.5 million people have been affected by the flooding in the northeast state of Bihar after monsoon rains caused a river to change course and flood the surrounding area.
Many people have had to abandon their homes. Crops and infrastructure were also damaged.
Caritas is appealing for US$5,600,000 to help survivors with food for a month. It will also provide temporary shelter hygiene kits and medical supplies and healthcare through 300 clinics.
Caritas is helping flood victims in Haiti and has provided food rations to 20,000 people across six departments after several tropical storms caused flooding, landslides and sea surges.
Caritas is also distributing bottled water, hygiene kits, household items and providing temporary shelter to families affected by the floods.
An emergency appeal for US$4.3 million has been launched to respond to immediate needs. Caritas is looking into using boats and air delivery for supplies as some severely affected areas are still cut off.
Caritas has appealed for US$615,000 to help 42,000 people in Nepal who have been affected by flooding after the Saptakoshi dam burst in the east of the country.
Caritas initially distributed food rations including rice, dal, potatoes and dried beans to 15,000 people in the immediate aftermath of the August floods.
Other items distributed during the three-month project include camping mats, mosquito nets, washing utensils, stoves, temporary hygiene facilities and hand pumps.
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