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TRIPURA – AFTER THE DELUGE

The name Tripura is sometimes linked back to the Tipras or the Tipperahs, a Central Asian people who first settled in the area around 8000 BC. They called themselves the 'Children of the Water Goddess'. Even today, in many Tripuri dialects, 'Tui' means water and 'Phra' means God. Yet, great floods have swamped the state in 1962, 1983, 1999 and 2004. Background Legends claim the Kingdom of Tripura existed in 3200 BC, even before the time of the Mahabharata.

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Caritas India rolling out the humanitarian response for flood 2018

North East India is no stranger to torrential rains and floods. In fact, this has become an annual suffering feature for the people of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura in particular. This cycle repeats itself every year and Government departments along with civil society organisations and NGOs respond to this humanitarian crisis. Assam is prone to annual flooding in the districts adjoining Brahmaputra and Barak valley. Caritas India was among

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Power of the Youth to Prevent Cancer

Youth play a vital role in the life of a Church as they are the future of the Church. Youth contributions have been shining and have always been flag bearers of any Society and Church. The Youth of St. Mary’s Church, Madona Nagar, Thrissur are empowered themselves to join their hands with Caritas India, in her model volunteering Campaign, Ashakiranam to actively involved in Cancer preventive activities. As the Arch Diocese of Thrissur observe 2018

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SAFBIN Directors Board Meeting held in Bangkok

Meeting of the SAFBIN Directors Board was held on June 10, 2018 in Bangkok. Mr. Christoph Schweifer, Secretary General International Programmes, Caritas Austria joined the members of the SAFBIN South Asia Executive Directors Board, Mr. Francis Atul Sarkar, Caritas Bangladesh; Fr. Paul Moonjely, Caritas India; Fr. Krishna Bahadur Bogati, Caritas Nepal; Mr. Amjad Gulzar, Caritas Pakistan for a joint meeting. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Zar

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SAFBIN Programme is launched during Caritas Asia Regional Conference in Bangkok

SAFBIN (Smallholder Adaptive Farming and Biodiversity Network) is the Caritas regional programme for smallholder farmers in South Asia. The programme focusing on the issues of smallholder farmers in South Asia is expected to reach about 7500 farming families and 40000 individuals. This programme was launched on June 11, 2018 during the Caritas Asia Regional Conference in Bangkok. Caritas Bangladesh, Caritas India, Caritas Nepal and Caritas Pakistan

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Caritas India plans to reach 15,425 families in flood affected areas of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Kerala

The North East states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura continue to reel under the impact of the torrential rains. As of June 18th 2018, 6,50,000 people have been affected in 1064 villages in 21 districts. Through different sources, a consolidated number of 16 deaths have occurred out of which 5 of the reported deaths were from Assam and 6 from Manipur. The incessant rain has triggered landslips and breaching of flood water on the highways

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The collective effort brought the market to farmer’s doorstep

In more than 30 acres of land, Squash is cultivated by 58 families from Marang village in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills district in the state of Meghalaya. The crop grows very easily with very minimum input and due to its high demand, farmers find it a better choice for cultivation. During the last season (July 17 to Sept 17), the households which cultivate the crop had earned a good income. The income figures ranged from Rs. 2,000/- to Rs. 30,000/-.

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Meet the women fighting corruption at Anganwadi centre, Munger

Paro Devi never imagined that she would ever raise her voice against corrupt Anganwadi worker to safeguard the rights of children and pregnant women. Being the Mata Samiti (Mother’s collectives) leader of the Musahar community in Munger, has learned about the provisions, rights, and entitlement under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) from Caritas India Roshni Programme. Roshni works for the children of 1-14 years, pregnant and lactating

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