India: Floods - Jul 1997
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
Appeal Target : US$ 422,200
Incessant and torrential monsoon rains, beginning in late July, have inundated large areas of Midnapore district in West Bengal, India. An estimated 16,000 houses have collapsed due to the flooding caused by the heavy rains and approximately 100,000 people are homeless. In addition, drinking water sources, roads, embankments, infrastructure and crop lands have been extensively damaged or destroyed. There are immediate and acute needs of vulnerable familes for food, temporary shelter, and assistance in rebuilding their homes.
India - Floods
DHA-Geneva Situation Report no. 1
2 July 1997
The DHA/UNDP Resident Representative reports on damage caused by heavy rains in the State of Gujarat.
1. According to the latest official reports, 111 people have been killed by floods. Some 200,000 houses have been damaged. The extent of loss of crops and cattle is being assessed.