A Church’s charity boat helps thousands of islanders affected by super cyclone Amphan.
Super Cyclone Amphan
On May 16, a category five storm named Super Cyclone Amphan forced millions of people in Eastern India and Bangladesh to evacuate their homes. The wake of the storm lasted for six days, destroying homes and livelihoods.
“One of the saddest and worst things is these islands, the main way [the people] make a living and get food is basically [through the] ponds they have beside their huts where they raise fish in clean water. When this cyclone happened, all the seawater flooded all the ponds and killed all the fish,” Believers Eastern Church presiding bishop and founder K.P. Yohannan said.
The region was already facing a health and hunger crisis due to coronavirus pandemic before the cyclone made landfall. Thousands of families are left in need of food and humanitarian health.
“Remember in America, we had this unforgettable hurricane in Lousiana, Katrina. Of course, [another] in Houston, Texas, [Harvey]. When you take a country like Bangladesh, Assam, and the East coast of India, you have to remember that these are tens of thousands of mud houses. People live on the barest of essentials,” K.P. Yohannan said.
About KP Yohannan
KP Yohannan is the founder and director of Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org), a leading faith-based mission agency, bringing vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially to those who have yet to hear the “good news” of Jesus Christ. In GFA’s latest yearly report, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,000 clean water wells drilled, over 11,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://press.gfa.org/news.
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