CHICAGO, IL (September 25, 2014) — Covenant World Relief is providing assistance to the Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) and another relief organization as they help regions in India and Pakistan cope with the worst flooding in 60 years.
Border areas have been devastated, at least 350 people have died in the two countries, and more than one million have been displaced due to flooding that occurred after torrential rains continued for a week, according to government reports.
“It has caused huge loss of wealth, crops, domestic animals, and many more,” said HCC moderator Steven David.
The flooding has overwhelmed the northern India state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Hindustani Covenant Church has worked through its Covenant Social Service (CSS) ministry for years to do community development in the city of Sringar and is helping with the relief effort alongside government and non-government organizations. The family of one CSS staff member lost their home and spent two nights sleeping in the open air on a hillside. In Pakistan Covenant World Relief is partnering with the Micah Network, which is a collection of NGOs, mission organizations, and various institutions,
The HCC and Micah Network are providing food relief, water-purifying tabs, cleanup kits, and hygiene awareness training.