Catastrophic Flooding in India

June 28, 2013 • India

Samaritan’s Purse is working with our Indian partners to bring needed relief and comfort in the name of Jesus Christ to families affected by recent monsoon flooding.

Flash floods and resulting landslides in mid-June destroyed homes and killed at least 1,000 visitors and residents in Uttarakhand State. With another 4,500 people reported missing, the death toll is likely to rise. During the summer months, Hindu pilgrims, many of whom were affected by the torrential rains, frequent the area.

Our partners, supported by Samaritan’s Purse, have begun providing essential supplies, such as water, food, blankets, matches, and mosquito coils, to hundreds in desperate need. Indian pastors are sharing the Gospel as they deliver this emergency relief.

Disaster Relief India FloodFamily members continue to search for missing loved ones, even as they struggle to survive themselves. Many traumatized flood victims are in desperate straits, cut off from the outside world due to damaged roads and bridges. Some have no power, no homes, and no provisions.

In Shumari village, our partners distributed supplies to about 100 people who had not previously received any relief. They were grateful to have food after 10 days without. Similar scenes are occurring in different areas, especially in towns away from the main roads.

Please pray for the people affected by the floods, for our partners as they work, and for the Good News of Jesus Christ to transform hearts and minds in this rugged and remote area.