Appeal for Flood disaster Medical Relief Camps in Kerala

Dear Friends

States across India have been hit with floods that have led to a huge loss of life and have left crores affected. The states that have been worst hit are Bihar, Assam and Uttar Pradesh, with the flood situations in West Bengal and Assam receding gradually. Major rivers in spate have breached banks, inundated new areas and displaced thousands since last week, washing away hundreds of huts and damaging buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores of rupees. But now all major rivers in the state are showing receding trend. In fact, thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes after flood waters entered their villages and have taken shelter at high places, including school buildings and embankments.

Monsoon has wreaked havoc in Kerala. Red alert has been issued in four districts, namely, Idukki, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad. Following heavy spells of rain, gusty winds and landslides across the state. The second spell of the south-west monsoon intensified, resulting in such deluge. Many are feared missing or dead. In a return of the images from last year’s historic floods, Kerala has been facing multiple landslides under heavy rains since Thursday night. Widespread damage to properties and crops has been reported. As incessant rains continued to wreak havoc in Kerala leading to a flood-like situation, 16 people died on Thursday and over 22,000 have been evacuated to 315 relief camps.

On becoming aware of the situation and the most worse living condition of the poor people in Wayanad, Kerala, Camillian Task Force along with Diocese of Mananthavady is willingly ready to respond to this flood disaster through organizing medical relief camps in the most affected 4 districts of Kerala. We are planning to send our CTF medical relief team to Kerala on 10th August 2019. We request all of our dear friends, benefactors, well-wishers and healthcare volunteers to support this cause with your prayers and other contributions according to their means and possibilities. We shall ensure that whatever financial aid you may like to provide through the CTF-India reaches the people for whom it is intended to.

Contribution may be made to “Camillian Task Force”:

Bank Details: A/C Name: Sneha Charitable Trust, A/C No: 0108053000008729, The South Indian Bank Ltd, Brigade Road Branch, Bengaluru and IFSC Code: SIBL0000108, (Exempt u/s. 80G (5). Kindly continue to pray for the victims.

Support and encourage our healthcare volunteers.

With a deep sense of solidarity

Fr. Baby Ellickal MI

National Director, CTF