January 17, 2023
By the end of December, all affected participants and their families were able to move back to their houses. Thankfully, none of their houses were damaged and all participants stayed healthy and safe. In total, 236 participants and their families, as well as five Child Development Centers (CDCs), were affected by the storm. The CDCs were able to utilize Disaster Relief Funds to provide food packages including rice, eggs, canned fish, cooking oil, instant noodles, drinking water and milk.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected participants and their families.
November 22, 2022
As of November 11, 2022, 16 of the 236 participant families impacted by Tropical Depression Noru cannot move back into their houses since the buildings are still flooded. The determination cannot be made yet as to whether the buildings are permanently damaged. The families continue to stay in the temporary tents provided by the local government. The caregivers are currently unable to work their jobs due to caring for their children and protecting their belongings. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) are working to obtain support for the basic needs of these families.
Apart from the 16 participants, the rest of the impacted participants have returned to their normal lives.
Please continue praying for the remaining families to stay safe and encouraged until the flood ends so they can return home.
October 4, 2022
In late September, Tropical Depression Noru impacted 235 participants and their families as well as five Child Development Centers (CDCs). The participants and their families are prepared to evacuate to higher ground as water levels rise. They must also be aware of poisonous snakes, scorpions and centipedes. Some participants and their family members are starting to show signs of illness due to the change in weather. Many children are not able to attend school, and some schools are closed due to flooding in the area. Many caregivers have also lost their livelihoods due to flooding. The CDCs are assessing the needs of those affected and will use disaster relief funds to assist them as needed. The CDC buildings have not been damaged, but program activities will be cancelled until the storm passes.
Please pray that our participants, their families and the staff stay safe and healthy.