Google Announces $1 Million Aid For Flood Hit India, Nepal And BangladeshAugust 31, 2017 15:33
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Google Announces $1 Million Aid For Flood Hit India, Nepal And Bangladesh:- A $1million relief was announced by Google on Thursday, to flood-hit areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
“We are committing $1 million from Google.org and Google employees to Goonj and Save the Children for their relief efforts,” Rajan Anandan, Vice-President, South East Asia and India, wrote in a blog post.
In the flood-affected areas of the three countries, Save the Children is working hard and aims to reach a total of 1,60,000 people. Food and livelihood support, temporary shelter materials, hygiene items and water source restoration are being provided to the affected people by the organization.
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In situations like these, children are the ones who are most vulnerable. Save the Children is focused on setting up child-friendly spaces where children can gain access to educational materials and playtime.
Meanwhile, Goonj - an NGO, aims to reach 75,000 affected families across nine states of rural India. Providing the families with basic needs kits such as food, mats, blankets and hygiene items are among their efforts. They are also aiming to help rebuild and revive community structures like roads, bridges and schools in the flood-hit areas.
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The “SOS Alerts” for the flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal have been activated by the Google’s Crisis Response team. The six states in India, including Assam and Bihar, are reeling under floods. Mumbai also witnessed heavy rains on Tuesday.
For parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the flood threat perception has been set high, as the reservoirs and dams on rivers Mahi, Sabarmati, Banas and their tributaries are already holding 90 to 94% of their capacity.