AID has received photos from Wanglei Diocese in Jonglei State, which was the focus of their recent appeal. They are sending thanks to all of their supporters who donated to make this assistance possible and praise God for the generosity of His people in responding to this need.
Bishop Zechariah travelled with the goods from Juba and was able to distribute them personally to those most affected by the floods.
The goods provided by AID supporters will be used to transport children, livestock and possessions to higher ground. Blankets will help to keep children and vulnerable people warm and the mosquito nets will protect against malaria, which is particularly prevalent during flooding when the insects are able to lay their eggs on standing water.
A man pulls his family through the water in a makeshift canoe. The plastic sheets that formed part of AID’s consignment are used for this purpose.
Floods are caused by the river level rising higher than dykes similar to this one, or exerting so much pressure that the dykes fail. Homes are devastated and livestock, central to financial security, are endangered.
Thanks to the generosity of AID supporters, AID has been able to allocate excess funds to a similar response in Gondokoro where Trumpeter Community Health is active.
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, the right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!”
Psalm 118:14-16
Blessings in Christ,
The Anglican International Development Team