5 August 2010
On 5 August 2010, the districts of Leh and parts of Kargil in the Ladakh region of the Indian Himalayas were severely affected by flash floods after torrential unprecedented rains. This caused huge losses of life, livestock, shelter and infrastructure. More than 233 people were killed, and 79 more are feared dead or missing. The official death toll has not accounted for several migrant workers working in the region. The floods were especially damaging, as the region is an ecologically vulnerable and developmentally overlooked region in the High Himalayas. They have crippled lives and destroyed livelihoods of thousands of people in the district.
As an organisation that has been working with and for the communities of the high altitude Himalayan reaches, Pragya was able to reach out to the affected people and villages, using the organisation’s 15 years of experience, insight and interaction with the people and environment of Leh. Our effort has been made possible because of the munificence of donors from the world over.
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Pragya India is a registered charity with FCRA clearance.