Indonesia (MNN) — More rains over the weekend made an
already miserable situation worse. Residents
working in waist-high mud salvaged family photos from washed-out neighborhoods
in Jakarta as fresh rains triggered more flooding.
Up to 60-percent of the city was under water at one point,
but rains had slowed enough to receded in many middle-class districts. However, conditions remain grim in narrow
riverside alleys where the city's poor live. The government indicates between
240,000 and 400,000 people were unable to return home.
Far East Broadcasting Company , Indonesia is reaching out to
disaster victims. They're distributing water and food to those stranded on the
outskirts of the city. They're also collecting blankets, clothes, soap, and
medicine to assist the 430,000 displaced persons battling dehydration,
diarrhea, skin infections, and influenza due to waterborne illnesses from the
As an extension of their broadcast ministry, FEBC-Indonesia
reaches out to people in need through an emergency program called Heartline
Care, offering aid in the critical hours following a disaster. The ministry has been instrumental in helping
survivors of other recent disasters, including 2 major earthquakes in the past
couple of years and the 2004 tsunami.
Other ongoing projects offered through FEBC-Indonesia
include a mother/infant health program, micro-enterprise opportunities, and
educational scholarships. For additional information, contact FEBC,
800-523-3480 or go to febc.org.