Cyclone Amphan update 2020
By CRF editor, May 29 2020 06:04AM
Super-cyclone Amphan caused devastation in the slums and rural communities where thousands of Calcutta Rescue's patients and school children live,.with homes and crops destroyed, food and possessions lost, and whole villages flooded.
It couldn’t have come at a worse time: these very poor people were already suffering from the impact of many weeks of coronavirus lockdown, without jobs or money.
Our schools, a clinic, and one of our mobile ambulances have storm damage, but we know all our school children are safe.
The Calcutta Rescue team is providing emergency food and plastic sheeting to repair shacks in a dozen slums, with the Street Medicine team continuing to take aid out to more distant areas.