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Help Christians affected by catastrophic rains and flooding in south-east Asia

Project(s): 00-634

Country/Region: South and East Asia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao, People's Democratic Republic, Philippines

Barnabas Aid is today launching an urgent appeal to help Christians affected by the heavy rain that has caused flooding and landslides across south-east Asia

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Around four million people have been affected by flooding in the Philippines

Over 700 people – over a quarter of them children – have been killed and at least eight million affected by the flooding that has hit Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines.

Seasonal rains and back-to-back typhoons have devastated the region, destroying homes, livelihoods and infrastructure. The flooding is already estimated to be the worst in 50 years, with more rain forecast over the coming week.

And in the mainly-Christian Chin Province in Burma (Myanmar), people still desperately need food and shelter after heavy rain caused a major landslide, which swept away homes and damaged bridges and roads, in June.  

A third of Thailand’s provinces have been inundated by floodwaters, forcing tens of thousands of people from the worst-affected areas to live in makeshift shelters for the last two months; they lack sufficient water, food and sanitary facilities. Damaged health amenities and water sources have raised concerns about an outbreak of waterborne diseases.

There is an urgent need for food, clean water and medical assistance in Cambodia, where more than 300,000 affected people are facing food shortages.

Barnabas Aid has Christian partners across the region, and we are sending funds to them to get emergency supplies to our brothers and sisters affected by the crisis. 

Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Aid, said:

The situation across south-east Asia is critical, and Christians there need our help today. We know that times are difficult financially at the moment, but I urge you to give whatever you can to help alleviate their distress.

Give Today

If you would like to help Christians affected in south-east Asia, please send your donation to project 00-634 (Disaster Relief Fund). Please click to donate online using our secure server.

If you prefer to telephone, dial: 0800 587 4006 from within the UK or +44 1672 565031 from outside the UK. Please quote project reference 00-634 (Disaster Relief Fund).

If you prefer to send a cheque by post: Click this link for the address of our regional office. Please quote project reference 00-634 (Disaster Relief Fund).

For a quick donation of £3.00 by SMS (see terms and conditions here) text Barnabas/634 to 70007

Resources

There is a poster for download to advertise this appeal here and a PowerPoint slide for your church notices is available here.

Please Pray:
  • That the rains will cease and the floodwaters will start to recede.
  • That all those who have lost loved ones will be comforted in their grief, and that all those in need will receive help.
  • For our Christian partners as they work hard to get supplies to Christians affected by this disaster.
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