On the evening of the eighth of July, a heavy hail and rain storm hit a region of Chhattisgarh state about 15km from Pakanjore city and caused the flood.
Four villages of Bengali resettled refugees were affected by the heavy weather, and almost 180 families lost their houses and possessions.
The villagers are farmers. With their crop destroyed, as well as their tools, seeds, and fertiliser lost to the floods, they face severe food shortage, as well as loss of income for the whole year.
Sadly, help from the government was slow to arrive, and has been very minimal.
With financial support from private supporters, as well as help from our generous friends at UK based charity Festival Medical Services, we provided affected villagers with medical care, food donations, and immediate necessities like drinking water and mosquito nets.
We are in need of funds for food to prevent malnutrition, and to be able to provide continuing medical care to the sick and injured.
The Team in Chhattisgarh are working hard to keep up their daily schedules and programs, as well as dealing with this additional need for their attention and support.
Every gesture of support fuels their enthusiasm and determination to help as much as they possibly can.