North India has seen unprecedented flooding over the past few weeks. Settlements and neighbourhoods along the have faced the brunt of the flooding that has left thousands displaced. Livelihoods have been lost. Power and water supplies have been affected. The situation is grim and it may still get even worse. HelpAge India is responding with relief and healthcare measures for the elderly and their communities affected by this natural disaster.
In the Rapid Needs Assessment undertaken by the HelpAge India team in consultation with the Community Based Organisations and affected community, the immediate survival requirements have been identified as healthcare, food and essential commodities, temporary shelters and hygiene materials.
Helpage India is providing essential health services in the affected villages as well as relief camps, especially for elderly with Noncommunicable Diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, who are unable to get medical services. For epidemic prevention our teams are also distributing chlorine tablets.
HelpAge India is on the ground providing the following Daily Essentials Kits and Shelter Essentials Kits to the flood affected: