Final Update: July 24, 2020
The flooding has stopped and the community is returning to normal. A total of five beneficiaries and their families were affected, and they received support through disaster relief funding. Additional funds will be provided, if needed, as homes are rebuilt.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and their families.
Update #2: May 27, 2020
The Child Development Center (CDC) distributed food (e.g. flour, maize, Teff (grain), spaghetti, macaroni and edible oil), as well as beds, mattresses, and other household items to the affected families using Disaster Relief funds. The CDC will determine if additional funding is needed to further support the families.
Please continue to pray for the affected beneficiaries and families.
Update #1: April 24, 2020
So far, five beneficiaries have been affected. Crisis Relief funds will be used to provide needed support such as food, beds, mattresses and other household supplies.
Please continue to pray for the affected beneficiaries and their families as they are being ministered to through relief support.
Disaster Alert: April 14, 2020
Heavy rain and hail caused flooding in Abosto Town, in southern Ethiopia. The flooding caused damage to at least 25 homes in the community and the loss of household items like mattresses, food, utensils, furniture and educational materials. The local disaster response is slower than usual because of the COVID-19 situation.
Beneficiary impact details are not available yet. The Child Development Center is assessing damages and the welfare of the beneficiaries. Churches in the surrounding area provided food support to the affected families. The Project Facilitator is working with the Child Development Center to utilize Crisis Relief funds to provide needed support, as well.
Please pray for the affected beneficiaries and their families as they recover from damages and losses.