India has overtaken Russia, and now has the third highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world, at 697,413. The number of deaths is 19,693, the eighth highest in the world.
Our friends in Delhi are continuing to feed the poorest people who are unable to work at present. Many would usually rely on jobs like shoe polishing, rag picking or cycle rickshaws, none of which offer any financial security at the best of times.
So far they have fed over 45,500 people. They had to stop for a week or so because some of the team had become unwell with fevers. Fortunately it turned out to be the flu and not Covid-19, and they have been able to start the programme again.
In Delhi, this has been primarily in the two areas where they run slum schools, and the pastors who normally oversee the schools have been running the feeding programme. They expect to carry on for another month or two yet.
We are hugely grateful for the generosity of our supporters who have helped us to fund this work. We sent nearly £15,000 towards this in May, and we have accumulated a little more since then which we will send the next time we transfer funds to India.