India: Kolping Cares – Helping the needy
In southern India, cyclone Mandous brought heavy rains and floods in December. Many people suffered hardship, including Narikuravar and Irular people in Tamil Nadu who have been supported by KOLPING India for some time. The two indigenous communities belong to the lowest, strongly discriminated class of Indian society and live in extremely poor conditions.
After the heavy cyclone, KOLPING India launched a relief operation and provided around 250 Narikuravar and Irular families with rice, lentils, blankets, sleeping mats and mosquito nets. This was financed from the disaster relief fund of KOLPING INTERNATIONAL. Since extreme climate events have been increasing in Asia, KOLPING India has been providing more and more humanitarian aid as part of its “Kolping Cares” emergency programme.
Even during the lockdown, which lasted for several months, KOLPING India supported the suffering population with meals and used donations to help people financially during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.