Salvation Army Responds as Worst Flooding in South Asia for 30 Years Leaves Millions Homeless


After weeks of relentless monsoon downpours, vast parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal are under water and more than 40 million people have been affected by the floods. Many of them have lost their homes and livelihoods and, with essential service facilities being overwhelmed, people’s lives are in immediate danger.   

Salvation Army emergency relief teams are being deployed in selected areas of Bangladesh and India to set up distribution points to provide basic necessities.

In the Chittagong area, Bangladesh, funding has been received to start building houses for those who lost everything during the initial landslide as a result of the heavy rain.

The Salvation Army’s India Western Territory has mobilised its forces with flood relief teams distributing kits in affected areas to 2,200 families, including approximately 4,400 adults and 5,600 children. Kits contained essentials such as rice, wheat flower, toor dal, oil, sugar, tea, salt, spices and vegetables, such as onions and potatoes.

Funds have been made available by The Salvation Army's International Headquarters to meet the most pressing needs, while assessments continue. Working in cooperation with other non-governmental organisations, The Salvation Army will continue to assist flood victims, providing food and survival equipment. Donations are being sought to enable a wider-scale response.

General André Cox, international leader of The Salvation Army, said: 'I ask once again for Salvationists and friends to give prayer and practical support for the relief efforts of yet another catastrophic disaster.'

To donate to the international work of The Salvation Army, click here


Related Articles

Patients with mobility issues receive help from hospital staff

Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Officially Opens


TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre celebrates its official opening and rededication on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. after three years of infrastructure renewal. 

The 60-year-old facility, which is located at 650 Church Street, underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit and renovation over the past three years. The renewal included an update to the fire and life safety systems, heating and air-conditioning, and other critical systems. The project was made possible through funding […]


The Salvation Army Responds to Mexico City Earthquake as Relief Continues around Oaxaca and Veracruz


A 7.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake has caused the collapse of buildings and other infrastructure in and around Mexico City. The epicentre was on the border between the states of Puebla and Morelos, around 120 kilometres from the Mexican capital. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander Colonel Ricardo Bouzigues reports that there has been ‘tremendous damage’. More than 200 people are known to have lost their lives in the tremors, including at least 26 children who died when their school collapsed. 
Salvation Army facilities have […]