India floods response

October 02, 2013

Trekker water purification units like this one installed by GlobalMedic provide safe drinking water during times of disaster.<>  

In Bihar, India, thousands of people are still suffering after monsoon rains brought deadly flooding to the northern and eastern regions of the state. More than 200 people died and more than six million were displaced from their homes. A total of 108,870 homes were damaged or destroyed by the floods, which affected 20 districts.

Among the biggest needs now is clean drinking water, as the majority of hand-pumps in affected regions have been submerged and contaminated by the floodwaters. Another major concern is the threat of waterborne diseases.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is supporting partner GlobalMedic in providing water purification units that will benefit 9,000 individuals across 20 of the most-affected communities in Bihar.

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