Informative video of Jaume Sanllorente from Mumbai
As you know, India is experiencing an intense heat wave, which is pushing the second most populous country in the world to the limit. During April and March, India reached the highest average temperature recorded in the last 122 years. And the first weeks of the month of May that we are experiencing, began with temperatures above 45 degrees.
This temperature situation linked to climate change once again gives us a loud and clear warning of where we are taking the planet and without going any further, India continues depending on coal to generate around 70% of its electricity, fuel that contributes most to climate change.
However, beyond the medium and long term consequences of the heat wave, there are already immediate consequences: an increase in deaths, diseases related to the lack of drinking water, power outages, fires and will continue unless the monsoon rains and storms mitigate it.
Our founder and General Director, Jaume Sanllorente, has coordinated the implementation of a series of actions to respond, from Mumbai Smiles, to the immediate needs of citizens regarding these consequences. Starting this week, we promoted the actions such as: access to drinking water which was already underway, monitoring the proper functioning of drinking water access systems; the distribution of water (with a parenthesis in the use of plastics); the distribution of electrolytes and caps for several days at strategic points in the city; the distribution of information and psychological support to families in the communities with which we work and contact with the hospitals with which we work to learn about their situation regarding this exceptional situation.
In this video Jaume Sanllorente, from Mumbai is informing us about this situation and we will continue reporting on the progress of the situation and these actions in the coming days.