The recent floods and landslides in the Indian State of Kerala have caused an enormous and an unbelievable extent of damage and loss. 8,000 houses were destroyed, 26,000 became uninhabitable, more than 400 people died and over 1.3 million people had to leave their homes.
The Liguori Province of the Redemptorists supported by COREAM Solidarity Office has responded by opening its facilities and establishing twelve emergency teams -consisting of priests and lay people- to coordinate the distribution of food, water, utensils, as well as helping the families who were venturing back to clean and clear their damaged homes of floods and debris. Due to their combined commitment and targeted intervention relief support was provided to more than 7,000 families in the Kerala region, on the south-western tip of India. Moreover, the financial support of € 21,350 sourced by the COREAM Solidarity Office made it possible to ensure the essential needs of further 1,000 families.
Thank you to all who were involved in this extraordinary effort and thereby prevented with their admirable compassion and commitment and determination even worse from happening.
We pray for the victims of this catastrophe and for the families, as well as for all those affected who still have to suffer severely from the consequences.