Photo Essay: Bnei Menashe – a people in crisis
It is now closing in on six weeks of ethnic violence that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, with no end in sight.
A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children) have been forced to flee their homes in the past few weeks since the violence began between the Meitei and Kuki tribes and most of these have been left homeless and destitute.
We continue to be deeply concerned and are doing everything we can to provide their needs and to ease this difficult time. Some of our staff on the ground in India have taken these poignant photos to share their situation.
We are doing whatever we can. You can help! Please make your generous donation to: Bnei Menashe Relief Fund.
Photo credit: Samuel Vaiphei and Rafi Tungnung