Christians reach out to help flood victims in Afghanistan.

By February 5, 2004

Afghanistan (MNN)–More than a thousand families have been displaced and many residential areas and agricultural fields affected after severe rainfall and flooding in the western province of Herat, January 15th.

According to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) the flooding affected Guzara district and some parts of Herat city, the provincial capital. In addition to the families that lost their homes, thousands of acres of agricultural land have been completely destroyed.

“In order to respond as fast as possible, World Vision Afghanistan is investigating partnership with local NGO’s,” said Graham Strong, our country director in Herat. “We’re looking at cash-for-work programs to reconstruct damaged housing and providing essential items like tents, stoves and warm blankets.”

World Vision has had a presence in Afghanistan since Dec. 2001 and directs relief and development programming across four western provinces. The relief effort is a way they can share the hope of Christ with those in need at this time.

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