Uttarakhand, India hit by devastating flash floods June 25, 2013

Chamoli, Uttarakhand (where we ran our first ASF-UK workshop in India in 2008 with our partner SEEDS India) has been hit by devastating flooding. If you have any money to spare please donate towards the flood response fund. Thank you.

The text below is from our partner SEEDS India’s website:

Heavy and non-stop rainfall has caused irreversible damage in the state of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The worst flood affected districts are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Pithorgarh in Uttarakhand and Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. Roads and essential infrastructure (bridges and health centres) have suffered extensive damage. There is an urgent need for humanitarian assistance to the local communities.

More than 70,000 people are still missing. Local families have lost everything they owned (houses, livestock, assets) .Our team and partner organizations are assessing the situations and supporting basic needs on the ground. The ground realities are expected to get worse in the coming days with lack of clean water, medical aid, shelter and food shortages.

SEEDS is responding to the shelter needs of affected people in Chamoli and the first batch of tents is being dispatched. It plans to restore houses for at least 200 families.

The easiest way for UK residents to donate is by donating to ASF-UK, and using the reference ‘INDIA FLOODS’ and we can pass on any donations to SEEDS.

Just follow the link:

Indian Donations

For payments in INR: Indian Credit cards , Debit Cards and Net Banking


Other options for International Donations

You can contribute by Cheque/Draft drawn in favor of “ SEEDS-FCRA”
Account Name: SEEDS – FCRA
Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank
Account Number: 528-1-001782-9
Bank Address: M-1, South Extension Part II, New Delhi – 110 049
IFSC Code : SCBL0036032
Office Address: 15A, Institutional Area, Sector IV, R.K. Puram
New Delhi – 110 022

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Yezdani Rahman
Co-coordinator-Humanitarian Assistance
E-mail: rahman@seedsindia.org
Phone: +91-9650747952



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