August 25, 2018: Kerala recently faced one of the worst natural disasters in centuries. The floods affected most of the districts which mainly include the central and mountainous parts of Kerala. Even though we are relieved that the southern part of Kerala is the least affected, the natural calamity has claimed over hundreds of lives across other parts of the state and rendered millions homeless. More than 3000 relief camps were set up across the state to provide shelter for the people who had lost their homes in the disaster. While the continuous rainfall has now finally ended, it’s still a challenging task for the people to return to their normal life. Several volunteers across the state have come forward to offer help and support.
At Thiruvananthapuram, along with numerous IT professionals, many from InApp actively volunteered in the relief efforts at various collection and coordination centers in different parts of the city. InApp is also actively looking into the cause of rehabilitation which will be a long drawn process. A team of 14 formed to lead our efforts in this direction recently visited the flood-affected area in Kuttanad and Chenganur to assess the situation and provide the necessary help and support.