Torrential rains have pushed thousands of people in Hyderabad, India out of their homes due to severe flooding. More than 20,000 households have been affected, placing them in a state of emergency. Every major highway in and out of the district is now closed along with mass telecommunications outages. Islamic Relief is mobilizing assessments and emergency aid in order to support survivors.
India’s vast population size and rapid growth mean that while the percent of Indians living in poverty has fallen, the absolute number of individuals living in poverty in India’s poorest states has actually increased.
That coupled with the region being prone to natural disasters like monsoons and floods means that hundreds of thousands of people face displacement, injury, or worse.
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With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of India are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief has been working in India since 1994, often collaborating with local relief organizations to ensure that assistance is delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. Islamic Relief India opened in 2008 to implement development programs to help alleviate growing needs for humanitarian aid.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across India:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better India a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation