Help make a difference to communities affected by floods in Assam
Severe rainfall across Assam has resulted in flooding across the state. Tens of thousands of homes have been damaged or have been washed away by floodwaters. The poor weather conditions have disrupted lives and thousands of houses remain inhabitable and inaccessible. Many people have been displaced from their homes. There are also increased health risks associated with contaminated waters along with the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
The Kopili River and Kushiyara River are flowing above danger level. Several deaths have been recorded and the situation is expected to continue for the next few weeks. The farmers and the people of Assam need urgent help. Our team on the ground has been closely working with those affected by this devastating situation. To join in relief efforts and support those most impacted, we seek your generous support which will help our volunteers on the ground provide humanitarian support to communities affected.
Join Hands to Reach the Vulnerable Affected by Heatwaves
2022 is shaping up to be the one of the hottest years in human history, with record-breaking temperatures creating some of the most intense heat waves we have experienced. The national capital region recorded 40 degrees Celsius, on 7 April, 2022. The ongoing spell of heatwaves in Delhi and neighbouring states is likely to intensify in the coming days.
The statistics paint a grim picture with over 17,000 deaths caused by heatwaves, between 1971 to 2019, accounting for over 12 % of the total deaths recorded for all extreme weather events. A recent study, which found an increase in deadly Indian heat waves in recent years, highlights North-Western, Central, and further to south-central region of India as the new hotspots of intense heatwave events. Climate change will only exacerbate these warming trends, at rates faster than the global average.
While we celebrate our festivities in the shade of our homes, we urge you to spare a moment and lend your support to disadvantaged individuals and communities suffering from these rising temperatures across Delhi, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, and other affected states in India.
Our team on the ground has identified areas neighbourhoods with multiple risk factors in Delhi and several other Northern states that are in urgent need of interventions to cope with the dire situation. Through solutions such as cool roofs, which will help to reduce the local ambient temperatures, restoration of water resources, water stations at major crowded locations, engaging with school communities on the effects of heatwaves, among several others – we plan to reach out to over 2 lakh people who are at risk.
Join hands with Joyashree to help people affected by Cyclone Jawad of Bira Ram Chandrapur, Odisha
Bira Ram Chandrapur in Puri district, Odisha has been impacted by the heavy rains since December 3 due to Cyclone Jawad. A population of 3,250 has been affected in the Bira Ram Chandrapur panchayat. The region received continuous rain, causing subsequent flooding in the area. Over 600 people have been evacuated, more than 600 houses are damaged, extensive damage to standing crop and livestock. Joyashree Mohapatra, Panchayat head, Bira Ram Chandrapur in Puri district, Odisha is urging for immediate support ration kits, essential items, drinking water and cash support as most of their belongings have been washed away. The ongoing adverse impact of Covid-19, additional challenges posed by the cyclone hence calls for urgent humanitarian aid. People of Bira Ram Chandrapur village needs your help.
Join Hands to help people of Mundakayam, Kerala and Jhutiya, Uttarakhand
Kerala and Uttarakhand have witnessed torrential rains and devastating flood that have ravaged lives of people in the state since 14-16 October, 2021.
The Mundakayam panchayat, of Kottayam, Kerala reported 61 houses have been washed away and more than 450 houses have been damaged. On the other hand, a population of more than 1100 has been impacted in village Jhutiya, Uttarakhand due to incessant rains followed by landslides. 50% of the land has been damaged and around 100 houses raised to the ground, leaving many trapped in the debris. There is an urgent need to provide access to food, hygiene items, essential items and drinking water.
Your support is required to assist the people of Mundakayam, Kerala and Jhutiya, Uttarakhand. SEEDS seeks your generous support and other organisations to join hands in assisting and helping the people of Kerala.