By Stalin. S, Caritas India and Caritas staff
“It was almost 11 pm when water rushed into our village,” said Susil Kumar. His village was one of the hundreds to be washed away when floods devastated Bihar in India this year.
“Within no time the water level reached more than four feet. All our belongings and our small house were washed away by the raging waters.”
He was lucky to escape with his wife Kadi Devi and their one year old child to the roof of the local school as the water rushed through his village with tremendous force. They stayed on the roof for six days until rescued by boat.
Caritas Internationalis is appealing for US$5,600,000 to help survivors with food, temporary shelter, hygiene kits and medical supplies and healthcare through 300 clinics.
Caritas members are supporting Caritas India’s operations to provide food, temporary shelter and household items to 270,000 people forced from […]