Wednesday 22 August 2018


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The Kerala , India, 100 year flood is truly massive. So far, 375 people have been reported dead, and nearly a million are displaced in shelters, many with nothing to go back to.  People there need help now and in the cleanup and rebuilding later. 

Indian PM surveys flood damage in Kerala as the Air Force drops aid to victims


“What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood? “ - Buddha on Brainyquote.




Currently, the central government is rejecting overseas governments’ aid, although Kerala state say that they actually need it. This will have to be resolved . There is a petition extant, asking various World government leaders to give aid, but will they be allowed to?

Preventing disease will have to be a focus. The Red Cross have been getting in there and helping. 

 Here are bank details for donating direct to Indian Red Cross.

There is a note on one of the pages advising to contact officials to be advised how to donate from overseas. 

Details of Red Cross Kerala state office:

You could also donate to your local Red Cross, enclosing a note that you’d like it forwarded to the Kerala Red Cross disaster fund. 

InternationalFederation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies report, with pictures:

Two other agencies that are accepting donations, with bank details

Christian aid UK is working in Kerala

You could also contact this official local government flood disaster website that is designed and manned 24/7  by tech IT volunteers from around the world (great effort!)

Why the floods have been so bad:

One of the petitions out there:


Rina said...

Thank you for your compassion in posting this.

As always, the animals also need help. Humane Society International:

Running on empty said...

That’s so true Rina! I received their newsletter showing the good work they are doing rescuing pets etc in these floods, after I went to publication. Thankyou for the link.

Pam Richardson said...

Thank you Cath for posting the ways that we can help. The devastation is horrendous. We have a friend from our church that was visiting his family when this happened. He is safe but very sad at what has happened to his country.

Running on empty said...

As usual, world politics and shenanigans have pushed it off the news here.

Jeanie said...

Floods, wildfires, you name it. And they still say no climate change. Thanks for reporting on this. I've heard a bit on the news but not so much as we should.