Save the Children
Save the Children is set to open five child friendly spaces in the next 48-72 hours, providing a place for children to take part in therapeutic activities and games, regain a sense of normality and be with their friends. Save the Children will focus its response on the most affected and marginalized people, and has a team of staff on the ground conducting assessments to determine where the greatest needs are. Save the Children has a long history responding to humanitarian crises in India, including the devastating floods in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal last year.
Give2Asia is working with its local partner network in India to assess needs. Give2Asia is now mobilizing direct support to local organizations in our trusted partner network that are engaged in recovery efforts helping those on the ground. Local partner ActionAid is responding immediately, providing food, temporary shelter, reconstruction support, and health kits, for as many as 45,000 people. They are working in communities hit hardest by the floods - Pattanamthitta, Idukki, Wayanaad and Allapuzha. Another local partner, IGSSS is providing dry rations for households that are food insecure, helping replace education materials and uniforms for school-going children, distributing WASH/Hygiene Kits, and providing psychosocial support services. They are also working with GOONJ, who is on the ground conducting impact assessments and providing immediate relief to those in need.
Direct Relief has been in touch with, and offered assistance to, multiple partners in the region. The local Emergency Medical Team, Doctors for You, will be traveling to the affected area where they will set up medical relief camps for the next three months. Direct Relief is providing emergency cash funding to Doctors for You to support their relief efforts over the next few months. As part of Direct Relief’s Hurricane Preparedness Program, IV Fluids and supplies have been prepositioned with two Indian healthcare organizations, both of whom will be utilizing these supplies as part of their recovery efforts.
World Vision is on the ground preparing immediate distribution of food, shelter materials, hygiene kits, and family kits – including blankets, towels, kitchen supplies, mats, flashlights, mosquito nets, and more. Your gift will help support our urgent relief efforts for so many who are suffering in India.