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INDIA: Flash Floods in Leh DREF operation n° MDRIN005

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CHF 54,543 (USD 52,476 or EUR 39,516) has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the India Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 40,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: A massive cloudburst occurred in Leh after torrential rains in the intervening night of 5-6 August 2010. So far, 136 persons have lost their lives and 200-250 are injured. Five relief camps have been opened in the affected areas. An experienced team of national disaster response trained (NDRT) volunteers will be deployed by IRCS for operationalising the NOMAD water purification units and distribution of non-food items. This group will also continue with the assessment of the area while working of the assigned tasks. Further action will be developed based on the assessment findings, and IRCS will look into mobilizing the needed resources to address the outstanding needs through various mechanisms.

This operation is expected to be implemented over three months, and will therefore be completed by 10 November 2010; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 10 February 2011).