Thank you for your continued support and partnership with Transform Aid International and our projects in Bangladesh. I am emailing today to ask if your church family could please join us in prayer this weekend for those in Bangladesh impacted by the floods in South Asia.
You may have seen in the news over recent days that heavy monsoon rains have brought devastating floods to Nepal, Bangladesh and India. The flood waters have swept through hundreds of communities causing millions to flee across the region. Extreme flooding limits access to safe water supplies and sanitation facilities and it washes away roads and bridges making many areas inaccessible. These factors can lead to malnutrition, malaria and diarrhoea, threatening the health and safety of families.
Recent estimates suggest that more than two million people in Bangladesh have been affected by the flooding. Approximately 367,000 houses have been damaged or completely destroyed and nearly 1,900 schools have been damaged by floodwaters. Monsoon rains are continuing to fall, particularly in the central-northern and south-east regions of Bangladesh.
We are working closely with our partners on the ground and the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation to assess need.
Please pray that the monsoon rains will cease, and flood waters will recede. Pray for the many families in Bangladesh that have been displaced or injured as a result of the flooding. Pray that they will have strength and good health and that they will soon be able to return home. Please also pray for our partners and the other agencies on the ground that they will be able to respond effectively.
Thank you for standing with us in prayer for Bangladesh.
Bethany & Kathy
Transform Aid International
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