A woman farmer works on measuring communal plots of farmland

— ACT/Sean Hawkey

Situation

On April 1st 2017, heavy rainfall in the city of Mocoa in southwest Colombia caused flooding of the Mocoa, Mulato and Sangoyaco Rivers, resulting in several mudslides. The National Disaster Risk Management Unit reported that the affected area received 33% of its monthly total rainfall. 36 neighborhoods were affected, destroying 6 and seriously damaging 17; 332 deaths have been reported.

PDA Response

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is supporting our ecumenical partners ACT Alliance. ACT members Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) are taking the lead in responding to this crisis, supplying food security, psychosocial support, livelihood restoration, protection, education, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

To support this response, gifts can be designated to DR000129 Colombia Relief.

 

Stories of Hope

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Telling the Story of Hope

In PDA, we see the love of Christ at work through the actions of volunteer work teams, through the ministry of those offering hospitality and helping their communities to recover, and in the lives of survivors. Those who participate in disaster recovery ministry tell their stories as a witness to God’s transformational power. Read
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