In October, multiple tropical storms dumped rainfall on Cambodia. The flooding killed 42 people and destroyed over 150,000 homes in 19 provinces. Now, the United Nations is calling for $9 million in aid, hoping to care for those most vulnerable.
To make matters worse, the flooding has washed out several key roads and bridges, hindering travel and the delivery of assistance to those most in need. Thankfully, Cambodia has limited its COVID-19 outbreaks, with almost no cases in the country since the summer.
Greg Kelley talks about World Mission’s response. “In Cambodia, it was primarily the Buddhist community that was affected. As the body of Christ responds, which we’ve seen through our efforts, hundreds and hundreds of people are getting just the basic necessities of survival. I mean, we’re talking about food, shelter, clothing, blankets, and mosquito nets.”
All of these products will save lives, even the mosquito nets. As people lose their homes, they become very vulnerable to malaria. Read more about the devastating effects of Malaria on the modern world here.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Praise God for these new Cambodian Christians!
- Consider supporting World Mission as they provide aid to flood victims in Cambodia.