Flooding in Cambodia Compounds Problems Caused by Coronavirus Plague

Image is a fishing village in Cambodia. Photo courtesy of Daniel Hansen via Unsplash

Cambodia has faced widespread flooding throughout the month of October, and as the water recedes, the country must find ways to cope with the destruction.

Tens of thousands of households have been affected by this disaster, leaving homes and property severely damaged. Joe Handley of Asian Access says those connected with the ministry have reported a great deal of destruction.

“I’m hearing firsthand reports [from] alumni of Asian Access. I’ve seen pictures of them floating in the water, with rivers going down a normal street where the water [was] so high, it would be above the level of a normal motorcycle.”

The flooding damaged many crops, which is particularly difficult given the challenges the country is already facing.

“There’s a lot of concern in the country right now. They were already impacted by COVID-19 and economic fallout. This flooding just compounds the issue,” Handley says. “There are churches that have been, you know, pretty much flooded out.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for those affected by flooding.
  • Pray for the Cambodian church.
  • Give to support Asian Access’ relief efforts.