Final Update: July 21, 2020
The flooding has stopped and is no longer a danger for the community. A total of 15 families were affected and received support through disaster relief funds. Additional funds will be provided as the families make repairs to their homes.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and their families.
Update #1: June 3, 2020
So far, 15 beneficiaries have been impacted. Crisis Relief funds are being utilized to provide support to the affected families. The Child Development Centers plan to distribute needed supplies (e.g. food, household items, beds, mattresses, and livelihood items) to the impacted families.
Please pray for the affected beneficiaries and their families, as they continue to recover from losses and damages.
Disaster Alert: May 4, 2020
A torrential rainfall on April 22nd caused extensive flooding in Dire Dawa in north central Ethiopia. The flooding damaged homes, household items, personal items and impacted livelihoods. Beneficiary impact details are not yet available.
The local community provided food and some have allowed affected families to live in their homes temporarily. The Project Facilitator is working with the Child Development Centers to assess impact and determine how to best support the families.
Please pray for the affected beneficiaries, families and church partners as they recover from the impact of the flooding.