Save the Children receives emergency relief grant from the Hong Kong Government, to save lives of flood victims in Pakistan and India
Hong Kong Government has approved a grant from the Disaster Relief Fund totalling $600,000 to Save the Children to undertake relief projects for flood victims in Pakistan and India.
Save the Children Hong Kong will get $300,000 to provide relief for each relief project. This will bring the total amount of grants to help Pakistan and India flood victims to $530 million. Organisations given grants on were Oxfam and World Vision Hong Kong.
In Pakistan, up to 3.5 million children are at high risk of deadly water-borne diseases, including watery diarrhea and dysentery and typhoid, hepatitis A and E are also serious concerns. The UN claims that 6 million people are in need of food aid for the next three months at least.
On the other hand, in India, over 125 people are feared dead and at least 1,000 are still thought to be missing after severe heavy rain caused flash flooding and landslides in the mountain town of Leh. An extremely rare cloudburst above the town on August 6th led to torrential rain which inundated homes and other buildings in Leh and neighbouring villages.
Save the Children thanks Hong Kong Government for their support. Our specilaist focus and long-standing experience means we are uniquely able to protect the world's most vulnerable children from the growing threat of conflict and natural disaster. We are supporting the local health facilities, mobilizing medical teams and delivering food and non food items to families and children affected by the disaster.
Save the Children will submit evaluation reports and audited accounts to The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee to ensure money will be used for the designated purposes after the projects have been completed.
Related website: Hong Kong Government News