Monday, August 16, 2010

Praying for Pakistan

(WorldBulletin.net)

My heart breaks for Pakistan, and I wish there were more I could do.  I, once again, can't imagine what it would be like to experience total loss such as this.  What concerns me is the overall lack of International aid.  Is the world burninng out, fatiguing, and overwhelmed?  It is truly overwhelming indeed, but is our duty as humans to come to the aid of one another.  This is my prayer for myself, for you, and for the world; and that God continues to poor compassion into our hearts and compels action out of our lives...

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:16
"According to the UN, 14 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the worst flooding in that country in memory. The flooding, which began in July with heavy monsoon rains, has left an estimated 2 million people homeless, and destroyed homes, farmland and infrastructure. Food, clean drinking water, shelter and medical supplies are needed in the initial phase of this disaster." (WorldVision.com)
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"Britain's deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg accused some nations of failing to offer sufficient support.
"The response from some sections of the international community has been lamentable," Clegg said, without naming the countries he believed had failed to offer appropriate help.
The latest flooding over the weekend hit a poor region on the border between Sindh and Baluchistan provinces.
Sher Khan Bazai, the top government official in Nasirabad district, said 25,000 families had been made homeless by waters 8 feet high in some places. About 4,000 small villages had been either cut off or washed out.
"Water is everywhere," he said.
Once the floods recede, billions more dollars will be needed for reconstruction and getting people back to work in the already-poor nation of 170 million people. The International Monetary Fund has warned the floods could dent economic growth and fuel inflation.
While local charities and international agencies have helped hundreds of thousands of people with food, water, shelter and medical treatment, the scale of the disaster has meant many millions have received little or no assistance. The U.N. has voiced fears that disease in overcrowded and unsanitary relief camps may yet cause more deaths." (CBSnews.com)


World Concern is a wonderful organization and is working with partner agencies to assist flood victims with disaster relief. To make a donation to help with the flooding relief in Pakistan, please click HERE.

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