Marooned by monsoon in India
Caritas plans to feed 270,000 people forced from their homes in India after monsoon rains caused a river bank to burst.
Two boats with relief supplies. Rescue efforts have been difficult due to lack of boats and trained rescue teams.
Huge swaths of northeast Indian state of Bihar are submerged, leaving millions in desperate need of food, shelter, clean water, and rescue for some still in the danger zone.
Caritas is using its years of expertise and local knowledge to make sure the survivors are well looked after.
Caritas is appealing for US $5,600,000 to help survivors with food for a month, temporary shelter kits, and medical supplies for 300 clinics.
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The key challanges are:
Caritas members will be working through their local staff and one of our members from the US, Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
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