TW – August 19, 2017
More than 16 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh are affected by monsoon floods in one of the most serious crises the region has seen in many years, IFRC reports. So far, floods in those three countries are thought to have killed about 500 people.
“This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), on August 18, 2017.
“Millions of people across Nepal, Bangladesh and India face severe food shortages and disease caused by polluted flood waters,” Faller said.
According to local authorities, flood levels have already reached record highs in Bangladesh and flooding in Jamuna has surpassed levels set in 1988, the deadliest floods the country has ever faced.
Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org
Climatologists are trying to figure out what is causing the extreme worldwide weather. Some experts say it is due to the earth warming up, yet other experts say even if the earth temperature had remained level we would still see extreme weather patterns.
These floods have reached record highs and as reported are the deadliest floods the country has ever faced. World conditions are not improving, so perhaps we should turn to the Bible for words of wisdom in conducting our affairs. God gave ancient Israel guidance to enable Him to bless them. Our modern-day society should listen and implement these words.
“If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.” Lev 26:3-5.
What is so difficult for people to see that keeping these commandments laid down by our creator for our benefit, will reap the reward of multiple blessings and not the multiple curses we see today.