Christians tackle flood relief in India.

By August 11, 2005

India (MNN)–Flood waters have receded in India. More than one-thousand are dead, and hundreds of thousands more remain homeless.

Monsoon rains hit the western Indian state of Maharashtra with a week-long drenching across the state that caused rivers to burst their banks and dammed water to overflow and pour into residential areas.

Power and water have yet to be restored in many areas. There is also an acute food and water shortage. On top of that, there are concerns over the high potential of waterborne diseases, and dengue and cholera outbreaks.

OMS International responded immediately with funds to purchase relief supplies.

At the moment, the pressing need is for “survival kits” and temporary shelters (blue tents), but there’s need for a more comprehensive rehabilitation plan for those who have lost their homes and belongings.

Teams are working to provide temporary/permanent housing, assistance to school-going kids, prolonged feeding programmes, etc.

Emergency supplies will be distributed by partners with the Evangelical Church of India. They will also be running the rehabilitiation programs and being Christ to those affected. Pray that many are receptive to the Gospel.

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