Appeal for Flood Relief in Leh (Jammu & Kashmir), India

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CLOUDBURST, resulting into flash floods, triggered by sudden overnight heavy rain on August  6th killing approximately 150 people as per latest report and over 500 people are reported missing. Many people are still believed to be trapped under debris of buildings. Five villages – Nimmo, Basgo, Shapoo, Faing and Ney, apart from Choglamsar and Leh town, have been very badly hit. All  communication systems, bus stands, Hospital and many other buildings have been washed away. Leh airport inundated with mud and water has been rendered un-operable.
A distance of 100 miles, connecting Pang village on the Rohtang – Leh highway up to Nimoo on the Leh – Srinagar highway has been hit, hence the road connectivity to the city has been cut from rest of India.
SEWA INTERNATIONAL, started relief activities in association with local partner organization Sewa Bharati of Jammu & Kashmir from the early morning of August 6th by providing food and temporary shelter to the affected.
There is an urgent need to provide relief to the flood affected. SEWA INTERNATIONAL USA is appealing for donation to help these unfortunate victims.  Your support will help reduce the sufferings of these people in the flood affected area of Leh, Laddakh. 

For more information visit www.sewausa.org or email info@sewausa.org.

Please send your generous donations to:
SEWA INTERNATIONAL
P. O. Box 14622
Fremont, CA 94539
or donate on-line at www.sewausa.org/contribute-sewa-usa.

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