After the Burma cyclone many more are dying

May 22, 2008

"Many who survived the cyclone are now on the verge of death because of a lack of food, water, or shelter from the wind, rain, and cooler weather," comes news from a ministry assisted through Christian Aid Mission. It is expected that even more will die as injuries and ensuing diseases go untreated. There has been a rise in the number of cases of diarrhea. This malady quickly causes dehydration and death in children, even though it could be easily treated with proper medical attention.

Apparently, the aid being distributed by the military is going to Buddhists only. "We have to help our Christian people because they will not receive any help from the government," says a ministry leader. "We are crying out to God." Because they are local citizens, Christians in Burma have been able to purchase some supplies with funds recently received from Christian Aid.

Christians are extending their help to everyone in need that they can – including Buddhists. Clean water and food is being given to as many as possible, in the name of Christ. But their water supply is only temporary. Generators are needed to pump the wells. Increasingly, medicines for diarrhea, cholera and malaria are becoming as essential as food and water.