Christian relief and development agency TEAR Australia has launched an emergency appeal for people affected by floods in India and Bangladesh.

TEAR Australia is working through five local development agencies in the flood-devastated areas. These organisations have extensive expertise and experience in disaster relief and rehabilitation.

The appeal will fund a variety of interventions tailored to meet local needs, including:

  • distributing relief kits (including dry food, cooking utensils, a water container and a mosquito net) to thousands of the most affected families;
  • providing medical teams, including a doctor, nurse and volunteers, who will distribute free medicines to patients suffering from diseases as a result of the flooding;
  • supplying tarpaulins as temporary roofs for damaged houses, or as tents for families who have lost their homes; and
  • working with affected communities to help them rebuild houses, restore food supplies and reduce their future vulnerability to flooding.

Members of the public who wish to make a tax deductible-donation to TEAR’s India and Bangladesh Floods Appeal 2007 can:

Call 03 9264 7000 or (toll free) 1800 244 986
Donate securely online at or
Post a cheque or money order payable to TEAR Australia to:
PO Box 164, Blackburn VIC 3130.

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