In what’s said to be the worst rains in more than 100 years, over a million people were affected by the unprecedented flooding in Kerala, southern India – with the loss of more than 400 lives during the monsoon season. Kerala’s floods and landslides have left ruin so terrible that around 200,000 people will be unable to return home for at least six months, Christian Aid estimates. Even among houses that were not completely destroyed, many are now filled with mud, vegetation and rubbish, with collapsed roofs and walls. Many people have lost everything they had. Christian Aid and its local partners have been working to respond to urgent needs for shelter, food and clean water for more than 12,000 people.
 
St Michael’s is supporting this appeal. You can do this direct by logging on to https://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/kerala-floods-appeal. Or I have left a plate at the backof the church marked ‘Kerala appeal’ for cash donations.
 
Diana

Published 07 Nov 18