Climate change is exacerbating hunger in India, according to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute. With levels in India considered to be ‘serious’ at present, it’s estimated that almost 74 million Indians will be at risk of hunger by 2030. Read the full article on the India Today website here.
CRS recently launched its nutrition programme, which aims to provide hundreds of children with a healthy, dietician-advised meal every day. The programme aims to combat hunger and a lack of nutrition among some of India’s most disadvantaged children.
With the initiative costing around £10,000 per year, the generosity of CRS supporters is vital. To find out more about the nutrition programme and how you can donate, please see our Fundraising appeals page.
With a second strain of COVID-19 spreading across India at a worrying pace, a shortage of vaccines and an assembly election in West Bengal, please join us in prayer during these challenging times.
- Pray for those who have contracted the virus. May they recover to full health in Jesus’ name.
- Pray for their families as they face worry and uncertainty over their loved one’s health.
- Pray for health care in India as cases continue to rise.
- Pray for a resolution to the vaccine shortage.
- Pray for CRS as we continue to support and empower women and children during this time, with the added challenge of lockdown restrictions.
Thank you and God bless.
CRS centres have been equipped with resources to minimize the risk of viral spread. Children and women from the community can make use of masks and hand sanitizer, while those attending classes are given temperature checks using a forehead thermometer.
Residents of the Gobinda Banerjee Lane community had the opportunity of a free eye test recently. CRS held the event in partnership with G.K.B.Optical. Those who needed spectacles were given them free of charge.