Unexpected Blessing Emerges from Coronavirus Lockdowns in Bangladesh as Floods Strike

(Photo courtesy of Compassion International)

Each year, monsoon season brings widespread flooding and displacement to South Asia. So far, torrential rains and mudslides killed 200 people and displaced four million in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Meteorologists say the world’s most populated region will see even more rain this week.

Monsoon season is more complicated this year because people are fighting water-borne diseases and COVID-19. See our complete coronavirus coverage here.

In Bangladesh, pandemic restrictions were a blessing in disguise.

“Before the floods started, Compassion was already providing food packages due to COVID-19 pandemic [lockdowns],” Compassion International’s Prince Saha says.

As a result, “the families are safe. They are surviving, and there has been no severe effect of the floods on them since they have food at their home.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for safety and guidance upon all flood victims, especially children.
  • Pray for first responders and volunteers working to help flood victims.