Thank God, the children and staff in Kalimpong, India, are safe and sound.
This morning, we received word from our leadership in India that a massive monsoonal rainfall, combined with the aftereffects of the recent earthquakes in the region, have caused truly horrifying landslides in our region — local news outlets are reporting at least 35 dead in Darjeeling. According to our staff, even our town of Kalimpong was not spared from the the destruction, with 14 confirmed deaths. We've also been told that a landslide occurred just below the Kalimpong 1 children's home (necessitating that a containment wall be built ASAP), and homes 2 and 5 are now accessible only on foot.
The staff and kids of Asia's Hope India, and everyone else residing in the region, are now contending with impassable roads, badly damaged electric grids and communication infrastructure, as well as continuing monsoonal downpours.
Blow by blow, our staff is taking things as they come. Please keep Asia's Hope India in your prayers.