As the anti-Christian violence in Orissa state continues into its fourth week, over 50,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes. About 10,000 people are being accommodated in government-run refugee camps but an estimated 40,000 people are hiding in jungles (many of whom have been injured in the wave of violence).
The All-India Christian Council reports that over 50 people have died in the past month (the vast majority of them being Christians attacked by Hindu militants). Over 100 churches have been destroyed along with over 4,000 houses. The widespread violence has engulfed over 300 villages.