Final Report: September 17, 2019
A retention wall built by the government was damaged when the river overflowed, and it continues to overflow during times of heavy rainfall. Therefore, future flooding is still a threat to the towns. The local government plans to build a stronger retention wall during the dry season. All impacted beneficiaries were assisted by the Child Development Center.
Thank you for your prayers for the safety of beneficiaries and Child Development Centers in this area.
Disaster Alert: August 6, 2019
In late July, heavy rainfall caused the Teji tributary to the Awash River to overflow into the towns of Teji and Asgori, in Ethiopia. These towns are in the Southwest Shoa Zone in Oromia Regional State. A retention wall that was constructed last year to divert flooding and protect the towns was broken. So far, 245 beneficiaries and one Child Development Center (CDC) have been affected.
The CDC's are not currently running their normal programmatic activities. Some of the beneficiaries are temporarily living at the CDC's. Most of their houses, personal items and livelihoods have been damaged or destroyed. Compassion Disaster Relief Funds will provide immediate support to the beneficiaries and their families.
Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.