Church reaches out to flood victims in India

Posted 15 August 2018

USPG has sent emergency funds to support the relief work of the Church of South India (CSI) after torrential rains, landslides and flooding claimed dozens of lives in Kerala state.

CSI is providing villagers with food and emergency supplies after the heaviest rains in 50 years destroyed homes, schools and churches.

The most affected dioceses were East Kerala, Malabar, Madhya Kerala and Cochin.

The Revd Dr Rathnakara Sadananda, General Secretary of CSI, said: ‘Our relief teams in all the affected dioceses are working towards providing relief and assistance to those most affected.’

A CSI statement added: ‘More than 118,000 people have been displaced by the floods over a period of less than 48 hours.