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ends 19 Sep 2018, 11:59 PM
Heavy rains have caused the worst flooding in India's Kerala state in nearly a century. According to its chief minister, at least 300 people have died as a result of the monsoon floods in the past two weeks. More than 300,000 people have been displaced since August 8, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) officials said on Friday evening, adding that 2,600 villages have been flooded.

Mercy Relief will be conducting its first phase of emergency relief operations together with its ground partners to ascertain the urgent needs of the disaster survivors. Mercy Relief's initial response will be distributing food packs which include staples such as rice, wheat, dal, salt, sugar, cooking oil and biscuits.

Together with your help, we will be able to provide timely and effective aid to the affected communities in Kerala.

Photo credits: Rapid Response India, AP, News18

About the Charity

Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in Asia Pacific. We provide emergency aid within 72 hours of an appeal in the aftermath of a disaster and implement longer-term sustainable development projects which aim is to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water and sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education.

For the past 16 years, Mercy Relief has responded to 79 human tragedies with more than $36.1 million in relief across 25 countries. We have implemented more than 59 sustainable development initiatives and impacted an aggregate of over 2.1 million lives. Today, we are a leading independent disaster relief agency in the region with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle.


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