GFA workers serve victims of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, cyclones and floods. A devastating storm can wipe out homes, crops and livelihoods in an instant, leaving impoverished families with very little hope for the future.
These relief teams love the Lord and serve the needy from that same heart. They immediately step in to assist victims of natural disasters by providing emergency relief like food, clothing, clean water and shelter. They provide counseling and pray for families grieving lost loved ones. Workers bring long-term solutions too, helping to rebuild homes, put children back in school, and provide income-generating tools to get families back on their feet again.
Monsoon rains and flooding that began mid-June have culminated into a devastating crisis affecting three-quarters of all districts in Pakistan. More than 1,500 people have perished from the flooding. More than 33 million people have been affected, and entire villages and farmlands are submerged. According to news reports, one-third of the nation may be underwater once the flooding stops. Compassion service teams are ministering in Pakistan, delivering supplies such as medicine, water, food and clothing.
September 22, 2016
Through ongoing relief efforts, Gospel for Asia-supported workers have provided relief supplies to 4,600 flood-affected families in the state of Bihar, India. Many of the victims had lost family members, houses, crops and livestock.
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April 25, 2015
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal, killing over 8,000 people in four nations and leaving nearly 18,000 injured. Two weeks later, on May 12, a 7.3 magnitude aftershock hit, making this the nation’s most deadly disaster ever.
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