International Notes: Urgent: floods strike Kerala, India

August 19, 2018
International Notes: Urgent:  floods strike Kerala, India


The Chief Minister of the state of Kerala, comrade Pinarayi Vijayan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued an appeal for solidarity for his flood stricken state.

Monsoon rains have produced massive flooding.  More than 300 people are reported to have lost their lives, with more than 150,000 people displaced.  There is extensive property and economic damage. A bulletin from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) informs us that “for the first time in history, 27 dams had to be opened“ because of the massive rainfall.

All are asked to help out with donations to help the stricken people of Kerala rebuild their lives.

Ways financial help can be sent:

Through the Communist Party of India (Marxist) :

A K Gopalan Bhawan

27-29 Bhal Vir Singh Marg.

New Delhi, 110 001


Through the fund set up by the Chief Minister of Kerala.

Or by bank transfer to the Chief Minister’s Distress Fund

Bank: State Bank of India (SBI)

Account Number:  67319948232

Branch:  City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram

IFSC:  SBIN0070028


Account Type: Savings


Name of the Donee:  Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

Address:  Government of Kerala

District:  Thirvananthapuram

State of Kerala

Pin 695001



 CPI (M) statement


Image: Vijay Prashad


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