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INDIA: Church Relief Agencies Making Every Possible Effort To Provide Relief To Cyclone Victims

Cyclone Hudhud
Cyclone Hudhud

Church relief agencies and the government are struggling to help thousands of people displaced by a cyclone that hit India’s western coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh this week.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas social service arm of the US Catholic bishops’ conference, has joined Caritas India and other local Church groups in the relief effort.

Cyclone Hudhud, which made landfall on Sunday with wind speeds of 170-180kph, has claimed at least 28 lives. Some 600,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps mainly in three coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh—Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram.