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Parts of southeast Asia affected by flooding

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Severe flooding and torrential rains are affecting families in parts of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. At least 44 people have died from the flooding in Vietnam in the past month. People are not only vulnerable to being swept away by the flooding, but are also at risk of disease and may lose crops and food security for the near future.
CWS country representative Skip Dangers reports today (August 23) that water levels in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos, where the CWS office is located, have dropped some from earlier in the week, though the situation remains "a serious emergency," Dangers says. A major concern is the threat that flooding poses for the health of the general population.

Dangers is in contact with emergency/disaster relief officials in the affected areas. CWS will respond to the flooding as needed.