For a long time, residents of Leh will not forget the night of August 6, 2010. Flashfloods, as a result of cloud-burst, swept away people, houses, animals and vehicles into the Indus River. Lifelines, such as the district hospital, telecommunication office and bus stand were totally damaged. The Leh flash floods damaged not just the town and 40 surrounding villages but also devastated community infrastructures, standing crops, houses and affecting the storage of food items such as vegetables and seeds that require special treatment to prevent dehydration. More than 175 lives were lost.
- In partnership with Save the Children, 05 Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS) were established, which provided safe and caring environment for 392 vulnerable children for three months. This also provided the parents an opportunity to devote time to access relief and rehabilitation support.
- In partnership with the SNM Hospital, the kitchen of the lone government referral hospital in the region was repaired, which ensured availability of nutritious food to about 120 patients of this hospital before the onset of winters.
- In partnership with Pragya, an NGO, two prefabricated weather-proof insulated food storage warehouses were established, each measuring 10x12x8.5 ft, with a storage capacity of 7,000 kg in the remote villages of Umla (33 km from Leh) and Kungyam (90 km from Leh). The two warehouses at Umla and Kungyam together served the needs of 538 people to store food during harsh winter and also addressed the challenges of storing food in the future as well.
- In partnership with Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS), 10 passive solar houses for the poor households were constructed, incorporating disaster risk-reduction measures. Five of these houses are situated in Phyang, two in the suburbs of Leh, two in Meru and one in Gya.
- In partnership with the Ladakh Scouts Regiment, three houses of army soldiers were reconstructed.
- In partnership with the Ladakh Arts and Multi-Cultural Outreach Trust (LAMO), a community centre for people from Beda community was constructed.