Human Appeal Helps Storm Christoph Evacuees
Human Appeal’s UK response team launched into action last night as hundreds of residents in south Manchester were evacuated from their homes.
Storm Christoph has battered parts of England and Wales, causing widespread flooding and leaving thousands of people either trapped in their homes or having to evacuate.
South Manchester Badly Hit
Around 300 homes in Didsbury and Northenden were evacuated last night, with families having to spend the night at Manchester City Council’s rest centre at Wythenshawe Forum, or Didsbury Mosque which had also opened its doors to those affected by the floods.
Our UK response team visited both sites and handed out 108 packs of biscuits and 162 juice cartons to families in need of food and energy.
Abid Shah, Human Appeal’s UK Programmes Manager said:
“As a Manchester charity born and bred we wanted to do everything we can to help people affected by flooding, especially just down the road from our HQ.
“We delivered hundreds of cartons of juice and boxes of biscuits to help see Northenden and Didsbury families through what must be a difficult night for them.
“Everyone at Human Appeal is praying that they are able to return to their homes as soon and as safely as possible. We’ll be on hand to provide support throughout this emergency.”
If your area is affected by flooding, please check your local council’s website for the latest official advice.