India

Sponsored children unharmed by India cyclone

A cyclonic storm that lashed north-east India leaving 36 people dead, and thousands homeless, has not seriously affected World Vision sponsored children in the area.
Last Tuesday's storm, with wind speeds of over 100km and heavy rain was centred around Kalapani area of Mancachar circle under Dhubri district, just a kilometre from the border with Bangladesh.

The cyclonic storm also hit Dhemaji district, a World Vision target area where several houses suffered minor damages.

Meanwhile, the storm also rendered over 8,000 families homeless in parts of West Tripura district including capital Agartala. North Tripura Project staff quarter's roof was tossed away by the storm, however "Miraculously all Area Development Program staff and their properties are safe," described Project Manager Paul Touthang

World Vision runs six projects in Assam, which also covers Dhemaji District.

North-east India continues to experience cloudy climate and heavy rain.