Super Typhoon Utor
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Reports and images have been coming in, and our hearts go out to all the families affected not just in Laos but the entire region. Although Laos escaped the direct path of Super Typhoon Utor, it is clear the heavy flooding and land slides are a direct result of the increased rains, and unfortunately resulted in many deaths, which as expected are mostly children.
Such natural events are indiscriminate, destroying crops, machinery, and houses. For those trapped in poverty, this can be even more devastating with no hope of recovery. With no government benefits available, and the ability to borrow from other families extremely limited, households are subject to money lenders who can charge extortionate interest rates.
As schooling is not free in Laos, this often leads to children not being able to attend and so continuing the poverty cycle.
Community Learning International does what it can it such situations, but like all aid organisations, we rely on your kind donations to make it possible.
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