Item 001 - Villages constructed after flood in Orissa State, India

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CA MHC 280-70.0-001


Villages constructed after flood in Orissa State, India


  • 1980 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 9 cm

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This is a photo of newly built, thatch-roof, temporary houses in the village of Antarajholi. The original village was completely washed away by floods.

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In September (1980) severe flooding in Orissa State, on the east coast of lndia. caused extensive damage to buildings, roads, and irrigation facilities. Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite churches in India provided money and labor to help in the construction of
houses for 200 families made homeless.
The request for assistance came from Lutheran World Service (LWS), one of four agencies in India with which MCC maintained disaster response agreements. At its December meeting the MCC Executive Committee approved the allocation: of $65,000 upon the recommendations of India Country Representative Jerry Weaver of Hesston, Kansas and MCC staff person Charles Edwin, who had recently toured the flood area. (Gospel Herald, 20 Jan 1981, p. 44)

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 1.4
Resolution: 1345x1056

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