On May 20, Cyclone Amphan hit Kolkata and the surrounding districts with damaging wind speeds of over 100 mph. This was the first super cyclone to hit the region since 1999. Thousands of trees were uprooted, disrupting electrical services and blocking roadways, and many homes and buildings sustained damage as well.
It took our teams some time to make contact with our sponsored communities throughout Kolkata due to damage to essential services and infrastructure. This was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, we’re able to provide the following updates: