More help is on its way for flood survivors in Dominican Republic.

By June 9, 2004

Dominican Republic (MNN)–International aid groups continue to support rescue efforts in Haiti and the Dominican Republic after heavy rains killed at least 2,000 people in late May.

Earlier this month, Mission Network News reported on Food For The Hungry’s response to the massive flooding. Through crisis response, teams supplied food-ration packages to 60 families through its church partners immediately following the flood on May 28, a second assessment team returned just days later with mid- and long-term strategies to help the thousands of grief-stricken individuals and families displaced from the flooding.

In this update, the assessment team reports the need for cooking utensils for flood victims in Jimani and medicines in El Tamarindo, rather than relief on the Haitian side of the border.

The assessment trips showed the town of Jimani now has an overabundance of food and clothing relief in particular, but remaining needs for cooking utensils since many families are still homeless or living in camps.
Through a consortium of evangelical churches,
Food for the Hungry has arranged to distribute these items next week.

In addition, a doctor returned this week to give more care for the survivors. Food For The Hungry represents the love of Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs in times like these.

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