Food, blankets, relief and the love of Christ are given to flood victims.

By April 19, 2006

Romania (MNN) — Thousands of people have been flooded out of their homes and thousands more are under threat of evacuation as the Danube River continues to overflow its banks in Eastern Europe. The Danube has reached its highest levels in more than a century.

In Romania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, at least 14 counties have been impacted by the River’s swelling, and the situation is expected to worsen with heavy rainfall predicted in western and southern Romania in the coming week.

More than 100 houses have been completely destroyed in Rast Commune, Dolj County, located west of Romania’s capital Bucharest. Hundreds of other houses are flooded, while thousands of square miles of crops have been submerged in the flooding.

Local authorities have declared a state of emergency.

Christian relief and development organization, World Vision is the only humanitarian organization responding to the emergency in Rast, distributing food, blankets, hygiene products, clothing and supplies to provide relief for evacuees. World Vision teams are working closely with local authorities to help with emergency relief efforts.

World Vision’s quick intervention and compassionate care witness to the love of Christ that they seek to share with others. Pray for opportunities for believers to impact lives for the Kingdom of God. Pray for God’s protection for those evacuating and for those working in the midst of the flooding.

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