[ePrayer – Pray for the Typhoon victims and the relief work]
CEDAR Fund’s local partners are responding to the desperate need of 9.5 million people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines, working with local churches to deliver food packs to 7,000 affected families in Leyte and Samar provinces. Poor communications and access difficulties are still hampering relief efforts. Integral Alliance, in which CEDAR is a member agency, is currently meeting local partners to carry out a crisis mapping to further support relief operations in badly hit areas. Integral Alliance members from UK, Switzerland, USA and CEDAR partners from India and Indonesia who are well experienced in disaster management are arriving the Philippines to support relief effort there. [CEDAR’s Philippines Typhoon Relief]
Pray for the Typhoon victims and the relief work:
Pray for God’s healing and protection to the victims; and for His comfort to those who have lost their beloved ones and homes;
Pray for debris clearing of roads so that the main supply route can be passable for transporting necessary relief goods and reach affected populations;
Pray for smooth emergency operations and for the safety of all types of frontline aid workers;
Pray for good planning and coordination from the Philippine government on disaster relief and rehabilitation.
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[ePrayer – Pray for progress on global climate action]
The United Nations Climate Change Conference opened on 11 November in Warsaw, Poland, with a call to reach a new agreement to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. According to the UN Official, there is a groundswell of climate action for environment, security, energy, economic and governance reasons and the world is ready for a climate change deal. Clarifying finance that enables the entire world to move towards low-carbon development and launching the construction of a mechanism that helps vulnerable populations to respond to the unanticipated effects of climate change are the main areas that delegates should work hard on in order to hammer out a universal UN-backed treaty on climate change by 2015 which would enter force by 2020.
The conference takes place against a backdrop of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines’ lead negotiator, Yeb Sano, called the climate crisis “madness” and urged the international community to act.“We can stop this madness. Right here in Warsaw,” Mr. Sano said. “Typhoons such as Haiyan and its impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action.” He also added that this Typhoon is not natural when people continue to struggle to eradicate poverty and pursue development and get battered by the onslaught of a monster storm. [UN News (1), UN News (2)]
Pray for progress on global climate action:
Pray that all nations will work together to deal with the problem of climate change by breaking through the bondage of economic and political considerations;
May the voices and wishes of those people who are vulnerable to or being suffered by climate change, such as small farmers, rural poor and those people living in disaster prone areas, be heard.
[ePrayer – Pray for children vulnerable to pneumonia]
Nowadays, every 30 seconds, a child younger than five dies of pneumonia. UN and its partners are marking World Pneumonia Day on 12 Nov by highlighting essential actions that can help end child deaths from the single biggest killer of children under the age of five around the world. They are:
exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding complemented by nutritious solid foods up to age two;
vaccination against whooping cough (pertussis), measles, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and pneumococcus;
safe drinking water, sanitation and hand washing facilities;
improved cooking stoves to reduce indoor air pollution;
treatment, including amoxicillin dispersible tablets and oxygen.
[ePrayer – Pray for Full Moon ministry in Myanmar]
Pray for partner Full Moon as they negotiate with local government offices and customs on the importation of solar equipment donated by an Indian charity group without the need to pay taxes. Government procedures are very complicated. These solar panels are donated to women from Mon and Bago who joined a solar engineering training in India. Even safe inland transportation of the equipment is difficult to guarantee. In Bague mountainous region needs to transport by cow cart.
Pray for Full Moon ministry in Myanmar:
Pray for God’s clear leading and provision;
Pray for strength and wisdom as partner deal with many government offices and at the same time working on the planning of a 3-year Agricultural training and farming project.