Flood Appeal

    Thursday, 28th Aug 2008
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    The Ummah Welfare Trust has launched it's appeal to assist those affected by the floods in India.

    Over a million people have been affected by floods in three districts of the northern Indian state of Bihar Bihar's districts of Supaul, Araria and Madhepura which border Nepal are the worst affected.

    Officials say that crops on tens of thousands of hectares of land have been damaged by the Bihar floods.

    The death toll from the floods has already climbed past 800, and now some 1.2 million people have been marooned and about 2 million more affected in the impoverished state of Bihar, where the Kosi river has burst its banks, breached safety embankments and submerged all roads leading to the region.

    Since its establishment, emergency relief has been central to the core principles of Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT). UWT has continued to provide humanitarian assistance in the form of emergency food aid, shelters, water, medicine, education, Masajid in many countries to people who have been victims of conflicts and natural disasters.

    Moulana Yusuf Patel of UWT said, 'The situtation is very critical on the ground.'

    'I have spoke to a number of people on the ground and the scale of the disaster is beyond comprehension. According to one analyst present in the affected areas, over three million people have become homeless.'

    'UWT has started to provide emergency food aid on the ground and assessments are underway for medium and long term projects. Please donate today and assist the victims of the catasrophe.'

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