Mary’s Meals delivers aid to Kerala flood families

We’ve launched an urgent appeal to help provide vital rice packs to families in desperate need of assistance following extreme floods in India.

Back to all stories | Posted on 21 Aug 2018 in News

The worst floods for a century have left more than one million people homeless and in desperate need of immediate help in Kerala, India.

We’re working with our trusted and longstanding partner, BREAD, to deliver vital food parcels to some of the worst-affected families. Mary’s Meals has had a presence in India since 2004, serving daily school meals to more than 20,000 children across the country. 

Father Joson Tharakan, who leads Mary’s Meals in India, travelled to his home state of Kerala in the wake of the disaster to meet people displaced by the floods and coordinate our emergency response in relief camps. 

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When the flood waters recede, thousands of people across the region are expected to return from temporary camps to find their homes severely damaged and their crops and livestock decimated.

Working with our partner, we have been able to quickly respond with an initial response plan to deliver food supplies to around 13,000 vulnerable families in two villages within the flood-ravaged Alappuzha District.  

We have a history of working with existing partners – most often in countries where we already run school feeding programmes – to help those suffering in emergency situations.

Please help us to reach some of the people worst affected by the devastating flooding across Kerala.

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