India Flood Relief

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Villagers in Thrukandalam, Thiruvallur, gather to receive the first round of clean, drinkable water from the newly installed AP700 point-of-source water purification unit, thanks to support from UMCOR and GlobalMedic.

Since early November, Tamil Nadu in southern India, has experienced record rainfall and the worst flooding the state has seen in more than a century. In its wake the flooding has brought devastation, loss of life, including animal livestock, and the displacement of more than 200,000 people. So far, about 347 people have died.

The capital city of Chennai has been especially affected by the incessant rains, which have inundated the city and affected more than 68 million people. 

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is supporting several international partners— Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA)GlobalMedic, and Myrtle Social Welfare Network–to meet the material and physical needs of flood-affected populations.

CASA will ensure that 1,450 families have access to essential household items, hygiene kits and temporary shelter supplies; GlobalMedic will provide 1,694 PureDak household water purification units; and Myrtle Social Welfare Network will provide dry food rations, materials for temporary shelters, and health and hygiene kits for 1,365 individuals.

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