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Bangladesh: Open Doors provides life-saving aid to flood survivors
06 September 2017
Open Doors has distributed relief to 247 families - believers from Muslim or Hindu backgrounds - in three districts in Bangladesh following last month's devastating flood.
Hundreds have died and nearly 300,000 displaced across Bangladesh in the wake of the disaster. Christians, who had lost everything, said that they faced discrimination over government aid distribution. Thankfully, with this support, over a thousand believers will be receiving life-saving food aid of rice, lentils, salt and soybean oil.
"Our family of five was in a crisis due to the prolonged flood," says Nasir Ali, one of the victims and a recipient of the aid. "We feel so blessed that you remembered us in our suffering."
Another beneficiary, Dulal Shek, said, "There are seven of us in the family. We live from hand to mouth and can't go to work because of the severe flood. Open Doors' relief is a great blessing to our family. May the Lord bless you!"
"Continue to uphold in prayer all the affected believers for strength and comfort," writes an Open Doors worker. "Pray for all relief and rehabilitation efforts to go well and promptly. Also pray for the people infected by waterborne diseases for speedy recovery."
Source: Open Doors
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