Experts project the drought could cost Romania up to 90% of its crop.
Romania (MNN) ― The heat wave baking southern and eastern Europe continues. Drought, fire, electricity outages, and water shortages are among its effects.
World Vision teams working in Romania are responding. Of 42 counties, 34 are suffering from the severe drought.
They are helping over 250 families with clean water and fodder for their animals over the next month. At a national level, experts project that up to 90% of the crops will eventually be destroyed.
The lack of rain has pushed the heat wave into a critical situation. The level of humidity in the soil is two times lower than it should be, and at this point, even heavy rains won't help much because there is so little water in the soil.
In other areas throughout Southern Europe, the heat forced a tourist evacuation in Croatia and Italy, while wildfires in Macedonia and Greece touched off unexploded ordinance. Macedonia has declared a national emergency as the heat wave is likely to continue.
Pray for the World Vision teams as they meet the desperate physical and spiritual needs in the region. Pray that the people they help will be open to the hope of Christ that motivates the team to action.