According to the UN, Idai could be the southern hemisphere’s worst-ever disaster. Over 2.6 million people have been affected. Pray for all those coping with stress, grief and loss. Zimbabwe was already in a food crisis; now most crops are washed away. There will be no harvest. Pray for adequate food aid. There is a desperate need for clean drinking water, especially in the ‘difficult to reach’ areas. Cholera has been reported in Beira, still struggling to provide clean water and sanitation. WHO is dispatching 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine to affected areas later this week. Pray that these supplies would be enough to halt the spread. Pray also for effective distribution of rehydration salts and adequate intravenous drips. Other waterborne diseases like typhoid and malaria also pose a risk. Pray for adequate healthcare to prevent all types of disease spreading.
Cyclone Idai: race against timeWritten by David Fletcher 28 Mar 2019
- Pray: for all workers exploring ways to deliver aid to areas only reachable by air and sea. (Psalm 41:1)
- More: www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/mar/27/cyclone-idai-first-cases-of-cholera-confirmed-beira-mozambique