The World Is Longing for a Climate Change Deal

[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.

UN Highlights Essential Actions to Reduce Child Deaths from Pneumonia

[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:

  1. exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding complemented by nutritious solid foods up to age two; 
  2. vaccination against whooping cough (pertussis), measles, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and pneumococcus; 
  3. safe drinking water, sanitation and hand washing facilities; 
  4. improved cooking stoves to reduce indoor air pollution; 
  5. treatment, including amoxicillin dispersible tablets and oxygen.

[UN News]

Pray for children vulnerable to pneumonia:

  • Pneumonia is preventable. Pray that all governments are willing to work together to help children preventing pneumonia in unity;
  • Pray that those vulnerable children will have access to vaccination and medical care needed for prevention and treatment, esp. those in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Please Remember Full Moon Ministry in Myanmar

[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.

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Emergency Appeal: CEDAR Emergency Operations for Super Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines


CEDAR Fund’s local partners are responding to the desperate need of the 9.5 million people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan since 7 Nov in Philippines. Reportedly, the worst natural catastrophe in Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan is estimated to have killed more than 10,000 people and the death toll is expected to rise.

According to CEDAR’s local partner PHILRADS, at least six provinces are severely damaged, including Leyte, Samar and Cebu provinces. In this very first stage of emergency operations, PHILRADS works with local churches to deliver food packs to 7,000 affected families in Leyte and Samar provinces. Depending on available resources, PHILRADS would like to reach out to other badly hit provinces.

As a member agency of Integral Alliance*, CEDAR has also been working very closely with Integral Alliance members on the disaster relief work for Super Typhoon Haiyan. Another local partner is now providing basic necessities such as food, water, medicine and shelter to all those affected by the disaster.

Pray for the Typhoon victims and the relief development 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 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.
  • Pray for God’s protection for the people in China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia as Typhoon Haiyan moves toward their direction.

Emergency and Relief Donation

(Please mark “Philippines Typhoon Relief”)

[1] CEDAR is an approved charitable institution and trust of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please click Inland Revenue Department website to check for details.
[2] Donations over $100 are tax deductible in Hong Kong with our receipts.
[3] Please DO NOT fax any donation information.

Contact Method

Add>G.P.O. Box 3212Hong Kong

CEDAR’s Relief and Rehabilitation Work in Past:
CEDAR Approach on Relief and Rehabilitation:

* Integral Alliance is a global alliance of 19 Christian relief and development agencies, working together to present a more effective response to poverty worldwide. CEDAR is one of the member agencies.

This project has been carried out as part of an Integral Response.

Phailin Cyclone Relief in India


On 12 October, the Cyclone Phailin hit 18 districts of Orissa. The cyclonic swept 18,374 villages and damaged about 420,000 houses. Ganjam was reported to be the worst affected among the districts.

CEDAR’s partner EFICOR sent relief team to Ganjam on 13 October and did preliminary need assessment and has been providing relief to 2,500 severely affected families with food and non-food items, such as tarpaulin, clothes, blankets, mosquito net, sleeping mat, hygiene kits and water purification tablets, etc.

Phailin victims waiting to receive EFICOR’s relief provision

Mr. Hari Krushna Sadangi’s family consists of five members. Aftermath of cyclone he was in desperate situation to meet the basic need of his family and approached various people to get food to survive. The timely relief provision from EFICOR brought a smile in their faces and he confidently expressed that the whole family can survive for a period of one month without any worry now. ‘We as family will never forget the helping hand of EFICOR in our helpless situation.’

Mr. Hari Krushna Sadangi and his family

Due to the extensive scale of disaster there is an acute need to cover a larger population. EFICOR is considering scaling up its response to 5,000 families. CEDAR has granted HK$78,000 to support the Cyclone relief. Please continue to remember the needs of the affected families.

Pray for the Cyclone relief and the victims:

  • Praise God for His guidance and provision at every moment, and good community participants and their cooperation.
  • Pray for good climate, for good health and rest for partner’s relief team, and for smooth distribution of the materials.
  • Pray for the affected people who have lost everything.

Relief Donation

  • Cheque payable to ‘CEDAR FUND’
  • Deposit to HSBC A/C No. 600-385678-001, enclosing with the Pay-in slip
  • Visa/ Master Card (Download donation form)
  • Online donation

(Please mark “India Cyclone Relief”)

[1] CEDAR is an approved charitable institutions and trusts of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please click Inland Revenue Department website to check for details.
[2] Donations over $100 are tax deductible in Hong Kong with our receipts.
[3] Please DO NOT fax any donation information.

Contact Method

Add>G.P.O. Box 3212Hong Kong

CEDAR’s Relief and Rehabilitation Work in Past:
CEDAR Approach on Relief and Rehabilitation:

CEDAR and other member agencies of Integral Alliance work together to support the Cyclone relief implemented by EFICOR in Orissa, India.

Sri Lankan School Children Lack Proper Toilets

[ePrayer – Pray for the school children in Sri Lanka]


Nearly one million school children – about a third of the school-age population in Sri Lanka – do not have safe sanitation, due to lack of toilets or without water supply in their schools.

’There are schools where children are advised not to drink water to avoid visits to toilets. In 13 years of schooling, children sow seeds not for education but for renal failure. … Girls are regularly discouraged from using toilets and suffer the most and are compelled to absent themselves from school during menstruation.’ said a local NGO.

A local mother said, ’My daughter is about to reach puberty. I am worried about her personal hygiene because the school, despite our complaints, has still not managed to get water supply to the toilet. …In fact, the teachers’ toilet suffers the same plight.’ [IRIN]

Pray for the school children in Sri Lanka:

  • May the local government cooperate with NGOs, to find out a better solution to solve the school children’s sanitation problem.
  • May the communities, families and children acquire enough knowledge in basic health, and have the common goal of reaching a better human health.
  • May the people extend their concern from merely a health issue to renewing human dignity values.