Final Update: November 3, 2020
Thankfully, the weather has cleared in Sri Lanka, and the heavy rain and wind has subsided. A total of 85 beneficiaries and their families were impacted. The affected families were supported through disaster relief funds.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and their families.
Update #4: October 29, 2020
The thunderstorms (heavy rains, strong winds, and lightening) continue to affect many regions of Sri Lanka, particularly the Eastern and North-Central areas currently. To date, 85 beneficiaries have been affected. The affected families in the North Colombo cluster have been supported with home repairs.
Please continue to pray that the beneficiaries, families, staff, and church partners are protected against impact of the weather and the increasing COVID-19 virus spread throughout Sri Lanka.
Update #3: September 23, 2020
The weather still is unpredictable with rain at different times of the day. The monsoon season begins soon. To date, 84 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. The Child Development Centers continue to provide support to affected families. Disaster relief funds are being used to help repair and reconstruct homes.
Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of beneficiaries, families, and church partners in the midst of weather and COVID-19 challenges.
Update #2: September 15, 2020
The weather conditions remain unpredictable with rain and winds across the country. So far, 67 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. The affected families are being supported with disaster relief funds for home repairs and other needs.
Please continue to pray for the protection of beneficiaries and their families as well as our church partners.
Update #1: September 10, 2020
Strong winds continue along the coast and heavy rains are causing flooding in some areas. The fishing communities were advised to stay vigilant. To date, 23 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. The Child Development Centers are supporting affected families to meet basic needs.
Please continue to pray for the safety and provision of beneficiaries and families living in the coastal areas.
Disaster Alert: August 11, 2020
High wind speeds (up to 55-65 kmph) are occurring particularly in the North, North-Central and North West provinces of Sri Lanka. In some areas, there is also heavy rain, which combined with the strong winds is causing trees to fall, damage to homes, and roofs blown off throughout the region. Specific impact details are not yet available, as the CDCs are assessing damages to the beneficiaries and their homes. The affected families are temporarily living with neighbors or relatives.
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) have helped to clean out houses and provided polythene sheets to cover damaged roofs.
Please pray for safety and provision as the affected families and church partner recover from damages.