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India: World Vision continues to provide support to flood-affected families in Mumbai

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World Vision is continuing to respond to the needs of flood-affected families in Mumbai, mobilising food relief for nearly 7,000 families to help them cope with the aftermath of the worst floods ever to hit India's commercial capital.
Food distributions to 6,940 families are expected to be completed over the next couple of days. The food packs - containing 25kg of rice, 5kg of lentils/dhal, and 2 litres of oil - are meant to support a family for 30 days.

While the waters are receding, disease remains a concern in the flooded areas of Mumbai, Thane and Pune city.

"People are still living in unhygienic conditions, with water mixing with sewage and overflowing into the slums," said World Vision Mumbai Program Manager Biju.

World Vision is working with local authorities to organise 19 health camps, aimed at providing access to care for 1,500 families, including vulnerable children. The camps are being organised in collaboration with the Bombay Municipal Corporation and KEM Hospital.

In addition to the relief food and health camps, World Vision will also provide relief packs containing utensils, bed sheets and hygiene kits to around 10,000 families.

Report from Kit Shangpliang - WV India Communications

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