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Responds to floods: Domestic Appeal for assistance

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Assam | Bihar | Punjab | Uttar Pradesh | West Bengal
September 10th, 2011

With so many districts flooded, many have been forced to build temporary shelters on flood embankments, like here in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.

The IRCS, a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with millions of active volunteers across 186 countries has responded to the floods in India that have affected 8.6 million people. The floods have so far claimed 310 lives, 6371 life stock is lost and 63190 houses are completely damaged.

In brief

Individuals and organizations may contribute to the Indian Red Cross Society’s humanitarian efforts through financial contributions in favour of the Secretary General, Indian Red Cross Society. The Indian Red Cross Society is consistently working towards easing the sufferings of the flood victims in India by providing non-food relief and service assistance. As an immediate response to the floods, the IRCS provided relief items amounting to in excess of INR 38,000,000, however more needs to be done to assist the states most severely affected by flooding this monsoon season. Trained assessment teams have already visited the affected regions to detail the exact requirements of the communities affected. Based on these field assessments, the society looks forward for an assistance of INR 176,280,000 to address the needs of 250,000 people (50,000 households) for a period of 6 months. The appeal is based on the needs described below, reflecting the most up-to-date information available.

The Indian Red Cross Society seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable people. For support to or for further information concerning the Indian Red Cross Society’s programmes or operations, or for a full description of the society’s profile, please visit our website: www.indianredcross.org.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:
• E-mail: disasterresponse@indianredcross.org
• Tel: +91 11 2371 6441
• Fax: +91 11 2371 7454