Throughout May, heavy rains caused flooding in many areas of the Department of Neembucu. The area around Pilar was particularly hard hit, with many homes damaged or destroyed and crops and pastures washed away.
"After meeting with the National Emergency Committee (CEN) in Paraguay, ADRA Paraguay distributed emergency food packages and clothing shipped from the ADRA warehouse located west of Concepción,"states Frank Teeuwen, bureau chief for disaster preparedness and response at ADRA International.
The food packages contain a month's supply of lentils, rice, pasta, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, powdered milk, and salt. Beneficiaries are being selected based on greatest need. The distribution should be completed by mid-June.
ADRA International, the ADRA office for South America, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Paraguay, Asunción Adventist Hospital, and the National Emergency Committee (CEN) for Paraguay have allocated funding for this relief project.
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