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Floods in North East India

As if the Covid-19 pandemic is not enough to upend people’s lives heavy rains have added to the problems of the people in North East India. In Assam, one of the states, the situation continues to worsen as the Brahmaputra River floods low lying areas. In the Garo Hills landslides have wreaked havoc in villages and destroyed farmlands. Many people have lost their lives, belongings and properties and have taken shelter in government relief camps.

Distributing Food, Teaching Safety

Medical Mission Sisters in Hajipur, India have been busy in collaboration with many people at their community development project, Swabhiman Bhawan, with Covid-19 pandemic action and relief services. The lock down in India came as a shock for many of the people, especially the poor and migrants.

Affordable Handwashing in Ghana

It is a sight to see the colors all over the place!” MMS in Ghana write in response to the growing popularity of “Veronica buckets.” Originally invented 30 years ago by a woman named Veronica Bekoe, the buckets provide a safe and affordable option for handwashing. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Veronica buckets are now appearing in large numbers at the entrance of shops and other facilities across Africa!

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