NZICA seeks funds for Kerala Disaster Relief

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Bhikhu Bhana

The South Indian State of Kerala has been battling torrential rains since August 8, 2018, causing massive flooding. To date, 350 lives have been lost and 800,000 people have been displaced from their homes, packed into relief camps.

Kerala, known for its tourist beaches and hill resorts is now suffering one of its worst natural disasters and the authorities also fear outbreaks of disease.

Devastated State

Kerala has been always known for its beautiful nature, the warmth of people and mind opening Coffee. Today, the whole State is devastated and in need of help.

Being far from the home country, we cannot physically be there to help people in need.

We are always connected with lots of love, and this love can bring us together to help the people in need.

Nationwide Collection

A continuous ongoing help is a need for the people of Kerala.

The New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA) is focused on helping in collecting funds from throughout the country.

We have established a Give-a-Little page for the Kerala Flood Relief by NZICA.

https://givealittle.co.nz/org/nzica

We seek your help to raise funds; we will make sure that you get valid acknowledgement for your contribution and continuous update.

We encourage you to help us raise funds in the social media such as Facebook.

We assure that 100% of the donations collected will go to Kerala State.

About NZICA

New Zealand Indian Central Association Inc is the only national Indian organisation in New Zealand set up as an umbrella body for regional Indian community groups operating since 1926.

NZICA provides a central channel for Indian communities to voice concerns and together with other member communities join as a collective force. Through this unity, we can make a difference for our families and communities.

We provide a link between Indian communities around New Zealand to exchange information on matters of common interest that may conserve, promote and advance generally the interests, welfare and status of Indians in New Zealand.

Bhikhu Bhana is the President of the New Zealand Indian Central Association.

The following report appeared on NDTV on Sunday, August 19, 2018:

Rescue efforts continue

Rain eased this morning and the flood water started receding from some areas of Kerala.

The Red Alert that was in place for days, was withdrawn and the Met Office said that rainfall will decrease further over the next five days. Rescue efforts continued round-the-clock as thousands remained marooned on rooftops. At least 164 people died since August 8 in the worst floods in the state in a century. Authorities are now preparing to prevent any outbreak of disease among the more than 600,000 people living in 3000-plus relief camps across the state.

Rainfall will reduce further over the next five days, the Met Office said.

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Photo Caption:

The Indian Army has deployed 10 floods relief columns, 8 Engineer Task Force and a Total of 110 BsAUT/BsAp/Gemini boats for Rescue & Relief round the clock, surmounting all challenges. Kerala Flood Relief @PIB_India

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