n August, MR was faced with a great calamity in the region. The relentless monsoons that brought heavy rains battered many Asian countries with India, Bangladesh, Nepal and China being the hardest hit. Ensuing floods caused widespread destruction to infrastructure, crops, livestock, culminating in a horrific devastation to the populations. More than 2,000 people died. Many millions were rendered homeless and hungry, while water-borne diseases, scarcity of food, lack of access to potable water and decent shelter threatened to increase the death toll. MR sent a relief team and distributed supplies such as medicines and food at the affected areas, with concentrated efforts in India.