We are launching an urgent appeal to assist families located in the communities where we work with our partner organisation in rural West Bengal who have been badly affected by Cyclone Amphan. The Cyclone was one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in decades and left a trail of devastation in its path across the state with many communities reeling from its impact.
In the communities where we work the homes of many of our students have been badly damaged or in some cases destroyed by Cyclone Amphan. The areas where we work are already some of the most marginalised communities, with most families living in basic dwellings and incomes had been already badly affected by the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19. We are launching an urgent appeal to help these people repair and rebuild their homes and get over the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan.