Posted by Kandi on April 30th, 2021 | 6 comments
As the CoVid outbreak continues in Cambodia, the government has implemented different measures to control the spread of the disease. One of these is to categorize certain areas in the cities as red, orange or yellow zones with differing levels of restrictions. People that live in red zones are required to remain in their homes except for emergencies and limited exceptions (such as essential workers). Many are already struggling and don’t have adequate food or even money to buy food since they haven’t been able to work.
The National Church and International Workers recently received permission to distribute 160 food packages to those in need in the neighborhood of the National Church Office, Mission Office and Antioch School (they are all located on the same property). The National Church president, Roum Camraen, made sure that each package had Gospel tracts included – as he came to faith himself through a tract he received in a food package thirty years ago.
More food distribution is needed. A Reuter’s news article on April 3oth said, “Amnesty International on Friday called Cambodia’s lockdown an emerging humanitarian and human rights crisis, with nearly 294,000 people in Phnom Penh at risk of going hungry.” (You can find the article at: Cambodians complain of lockdown hunger as outbreak takes toll on poor | Reuters )
The National Church and International Workers in Cambodia are planning more food distributions. If you’d like to contribute financially to this need, go to https://secure.camaservices.org/camagive/ and click on “Give to Disaster Relief.”
Pray for those who are on lockdown in Phnom Penh and other cities around the country. Pray that the fragrance of God’s love will go forth with the food packages distributed by Cambodian believers to those who are suffering. And of course, pray that the CoVid patients would get the care they need and cases would decrease.