Ladakh Relief Fund

Background

Early in the morning of August 6th, 2010, an unusually strong thunderstorm hit Ladakh. Ladakh is normally one of the driest inhabited areas in the world – a region unaccustomed to heavy rains. When the intense cloudburst hit early on the morning of the 6th, the impact was especially severe. The storm caused massive flash flooding that left over one hundred dead and many more missing. The most extensive damage and loss of life occurred in the semi-slum areas on the eastern edge of the capital, Leh, and in the shanty towns around the neighboring village of Choglamsar, but villages and farms well beyond Leh have also been seriously affected. Many of the region's roads as well as its telecommunications and electricity infrastructure were damaged. Hundreds of homes and buildings have collapsed, agricultural fields have been washed out and irrigation canals severely eroded. Much of the region's traditional infrastructure has also been badly damaged.

We feel a special urgency and responsibility to help in Ladakh and, given our long involvement with the region, we are uniquely positioned to do so. To this end we set up the ISEC Ladakh Relief Fund to channel monetary donations from around the world to help meet the most pressing needs in the recovery effort. 

 

Read 'A Message from ISEC's Director from a devastated Ladakh'

 

Read the latest update on the Ladakh Relief Fund

 

How to Donate to the Ladakh Relief Fund

Donations to the Ladakh Relief Fund can be made in the following ways:

DONATE ONLINE from anywhere in the world by clicking on the "Donate Now" button below.

(Note: if you are making a donation from outside the USA, you will need to select the "Pay Pal" option on our Network for Good online donations page.)

Be sure to write "Ladakh Relief Fund" in the designation field.

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SEND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER IN $US to our Berkeley, California office at:

ISEC USA
PO Box 9475
Berkeley, CA 94709
USA

Please make checks/money orders in $US dollars payable to: ISEC. Be sure to write "Ladakh Relief Fund" in the check's subject/memo line.

SEND A CHEQUE OR MONEY ORDER IN £UK to our UK office at:

ISEC UK
PO Box 239
Totnes TQ9 9DP
UK

Please make cheques/ money orders in £UK payable to: ISEC. Sorry, we do not accept Euro Checks. Be sure to write "Ladakh Relief Fund" in the cheque's subject/memo line.

BANK TRANSFERS

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office, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for wire transfers to our US office.

All donations are tax-deductible for US taxpayers. Again, be sure to clearly designate your donation for the Ladakh Relief Fund.

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