Celebrating Daan Utsav, Delhi based youth leadership movement Leaders For Tomorrow conducted collection drives in Metro stations in Delhi to help school children in Kuttanadu, one of the worst regions during the Kerala floods. People donated thousands of items such as notebooks, bags, pens geometry boxes during the week-long drive,...
An analysis of the Central Water Commission has said that the inability of the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake, to absorb much of the water drained into it during an unprecedented level of rain was a major reason for making the flooding severe. While 1.6 billion cubic metres (BCM)...
By Shruty Yadav When Kerala faced massive floods, unprecedented in nearly a century, civil society, NGOs and state, national and foreign governments came for help. Through innovative ideas, cash and material donations, fundraising and offering of free services, the corporate community too played a significant role in the rescue, relief and...
By Anjani Chadha 1. 2015 earthquake, Nepal The 2015 Nepal earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 killed nearly 9000 people, leaving almost 3.5 million people homeless. The Nepalese army launched the Operation Sankat Mochan to complete the rescue program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG3D05Bpz8c Nepal received about $4 billion from International donors to put into effect the...
By Nikita Raina The destructive floods which devastated Kerala, killing hundreds, displacing over a million and creating damages worth $3bn, was considered to be the worst disaster the South Indian State faced in hundred years. This was the latest extreme climate event to hit India, which is ranked 6th most affected...
By Nandini Basak Kerala, known for its beautiful backwaters and greenery, was devastated due to severe flooding and heavy rainfall. Between June 1 and August 18, the state as a whole received 2344.84 mm of rain against a normal course of 1649.3 mm, which was 42.17% more than usual. In districts...
By Anjali Singhal Regarded as the worst since 1924, the Kerala floods have led to the death of over 480 people and rendered hundreds of thousands of people homeless. As the water retreats, problems with the rehabilitation of the state are surfacing. The aftermath of the natural disaster includes environmental and...
By Muskan Garg While Kerala witnessed the worst floods of the century, hundreds of fishermen emerged as heroes by rescuing thousands of victims, in what seems to be the largest ever flood rescue operation led by a single community in the country. Over 950 fishing boats and more than 4,500 fishermen...
Daniel Parsons, University of Hull and Christopher Skinner, University of Hull The Indian state of Kerala has been devastated by severe floods. More than 350 people have died, while more than a million have been evacuated to over 4,000 relief camps. Tens of thousands remain stranded. The crisis is a timely...
Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University Media call it the worst flood of the century in the region. After more than two weeks of relentless rain, Kerala, a state at the southern tip of India, known internationally for its scenic green landscapes, touristic spots and backwaters, is left with over 1...

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