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KP Yohannan led Believers Church to help 9700 families in flood hit regions of Bihar, Assam

Updated: Sep 05, 2016 15:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 5 (ANI-NewsVoir): With heavy rains lashing misery across parts of India many states are reeling under flood like situation. Bihar and Assam are among the states which are badly affected and need urgent relief measures. Believers Church is working towards helping and rehabilitating more than 9700 families in the affected regions.

In the first phase, the Church reached out to the 800 most affected families in the four districts of Kishaganj, Araria, Katihar and Purnia of Bihar. The relief measures for these families were carried out from August 4th to 6th wherein these families were provided with dry food items packs containing Satu (lentil powder), Chana grain (lentil), Jaggery, Bread and other eatables.

Besides, the volunteers of the church are also helping rebuild physical infrastructure for the affected families and supplying free tarpaulin and other relief material.

In the second phase Believers Church Patna diocese is planning to conduct relief works for 3200 more families in the 6 affected Districts. Believers Church has earmarked Rs. 50 lakh for the flood affected areas of Bihar.

In Assam, Dhemaji is one of the worst affected districts and as per reports by the district authority, an estimated 1.5 lakh people are affected under Dhemaji district. Seeing their plight and misery Believers Church has extended help to 5700 families of the flood affected Dhemaji District.

Believers Church Dhemaji Diocese distributed over 1000 Mosquito nets, and items like beaten rice, boiled rice, biscuits, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, oil, gur worth Rs. 15 lakh to the needy families. The team also distributed 600 blankets to the affected families of this region.

Believers Church team also visited Khapu Chapori Island, the worst hit areas under Dhemaji district and met the authorities to extend all possible assistance to the affected people of the region to rebuild physical infrastructure.

From July 2016 till now, Believers Church team headed by Bishop B Sunder Raj with few district officials - DC, BDO, Circle Officer, Few District Medical Officers, District Veterinary officers, District Agriculture officers, Jila Prashad President, Goan Panchyat President and others along with the help of district authority Dhemaji, has visited six relief camps under Jonai Sub-division and other places across Dhemaji.

Victor Carpenter, the Deputy Commissioner expressed his gratitude to Believers Church for their support to the needy people. At another time Dharamprasad Mili of Demaji, ADC inaugurated the relief camp.

Metropolitan Dr K. P. Yohannan, Believers Church said, "Most of the families have lost their homes and have no access to food or water. We will not leave a single stone unturned to help and re-build lives of those affected by this calamity. Our volunteers are also rescuing families from the flood hit areas and helping them rehabilitate in safer places with arrangement for food, shelter & medical facilities in both these states."

The Church's numerous other programmes have benefitted thousands of children, women, leprosy patients and villagers in the form of education, counseling, health camps, medicines, hospitals, shelter, rehabilitation and clean drinking water. (ANI-NewsVoir)