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22 September 2014

H&M Foundation supports flood victims in South Asia

H&M Foundation has donated 100,000 USD to support the organization Save the Children in their work to help the victims of the devastating flooding in South Asia.

The funding will be directed towards emergency relief kits, solar lamps, hygiene kits etc. Food packages and safe drinking water will also be provided in the affected areas. Cash-for-work programs and unconditional cash grants will be set up to help families in need.  Child friendly places for education and psychosocial care will also be a part of the support.

Since the beginning of September more than 14.5 million people have been affected by this disaster, out of which 5.6 million are children. Massive damage has been caused to homes and local infrastructure in the Himalayan region and Bangladesh due to raging monsoon floods. More than 460 people have lost their lives and one million are displaced. There is an urgent need for humanitarian assistance to people that have lost their families and homes in these areas, why the support of the H&M Foundation is very much needed.

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