Flooding in Myanmar opens the door for outreach.

By August 6, 2004

Myanmar (MNN)–The continuous heavy rains hitting Myanmar have resulted in widespread flooding in a nation already barely able to sustain its people.

Two of World Vision Myanmar’s projects have been affected by the deluge. Around 200 houses are submerged to the rooftops. The houses are mostly huts, and even when the water recedes they will be uninhabitable.

Those affected have moved to higher ground, and are gathering in religious centers. Around five primary schools remain closed.

Efforts are underway to help the families affected. Around 3,000 families are homeless, and waterborne disease is a concern.

World Vision teams recently brought food to the region, although emergency supplies are still needed. Nearly ten thousand people are in need of mosquito nets, blankets, kitchen utensils and rice.

The team considers their humanitarian relief as a way to share the love and hope of Christ with people in need.

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