Guwahati: The teen face of climate and environmental activism, Greta Thunberg, has now promised to donate ₹ 87.47 lakh to various organisations involved in flood relief operations in India and Bangladesh.
On Tuesday, the 17-year-old activist took to Twitter and in a series of tweets promised to donate funds to multiple organisations from her foundation. She wrote, “Right now millions are suffering from extreme flooding fuelled by the climate crisis in India and Bangladesh – already hit by the devastation of cyclone Amphan and COVID-19. My foundation will donate €100.000 prize money to BRAC, Goonj, Action Aid India- and Bangladesh. 1/3.”
She added that she is supporting these NGOs because they have been working tirelessly in mitigating the damages and provide relief. They are, however, in desperate need of funds. She also appealed to people to donate for flood relief.
Over the last few months, Northeast India and Bangladesh have been hit by series of floods. Assam is severely affected, with 104 people dead due to floods. Over 20 lakh people in 22 districts across the state are affected by floods. Over 45,550 people are in 259 relief camps, and till Monday evening, 97 persons were evacuated.
In Bangladesh over 109 people are dead due to the floods. 96 died from drowning, 13 from snakebites, eight from lightening, and one from diarrhoea. Additionally, in 31 out of the 64 districts in the country, nearly 43,78,732 people were affected due to the floods.