Support for flood survivors

Support for flood survivors

Our response to the floods in India and Pakistan has enabled affected families in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to meet their basic needs – and to overcome the impact of the disaster.

Homes and vital public infrastructure was destroyed, and livelihoods left in ruins. In Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir alone, hundreds died and some 79,000 people were displaced.

Two months since the floods, many communities are still struggling to meet even their most basic needs – including the need for safe drinking water. Existing water sources have been contaminated, and stagnant standing water is presenting particular health risks.

As part of its emergency response to the India and Pakistan floods, Islamic Relief has installed 14 water filtration plants so far, serving flood-affected communities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Schools have also been provided with water filtration systems, benefitting over 8,685 individuals – and the grounds around one school building have been chlorinated to tackle contamination.

Improving health and wellbeing

We are also providing community health services. So far, residents of Chak Jamal Mir village have benefitted from our health camp, delivered in partnership with NGO Doctors For You. The camp – run by clinical staff and supported by volunteers – provided free quality healthcare, medicines, and referral services.

Our health response includes providing psychosocial support for people affected by the disaster, through meetings with women’s groups and youth groups. More than 300 people have benefited so far. Around 20 villages are included in the ongoing programme, which is also training community volunteers to provide support to local people.

In addition, around 1,000 children affected by the flooding are expected to benefit from Child Friendly Centres, which are planned in over a dozen sites.

About 1,600 families are receiving food supplies in a distribution currently underway. Affected households are also being provided with basic items such as solar lamps, blankets, and kitchen sets – as well as educational materials for children that lost their school kits to the floodwaters.

Additional projects