Burma Cyclone Disaster Escalates

May 13, 2008

Today the situation in Burma is even more horrifying than it was on May 2, just after being ravaged by Cyclone Nargis.

In addition to those already dead from the storm, more are dying because of injuries, illness, and a lack of clean water, food and sanitation. The situation is getting worse as each day passes. There is fear that there may be ensuing epidemic outbreaks of malaria, cholera and other diseases.

Christian Aid is in contact with indigenous ministries already in Burma working with those in need. Funds are sent to them, by-passing the government, so that supplies and medicines are reaching needy people quickly. In the midst of this crisis, native ministries are not only helping with the physical needs of the people, they are also sharing the gospel. People who would not normally hear the gospel are wide open to hear it in this time of crisis. Pray that many will turn to Christ when they see love being demonstrated by native Christians.