The first part of JWOC’s relief response to the flooding in Siem Reap has been about reducing the disease risk for children in the urban communities where we work.
JWOC is fortunately staying dry amongst the floods. Keeping children out of the flood waters, where the risk of disease and injury is high will reduce their risk of contracting water borne disease.
To maximize the impact of the dry haven JWOC will also provide-
– showers, soap and towels- most have no place to wash or dry
– lunch- so children do not need to return through the flood to get lunch, and to make sure they are receiving at least one good meal a day
-clean, safe water for drinking
– basic medical treatment of bites, wounds and sores. Anything more serious will be referred to the Children’s Hospital
– a bottle of povidone-iodine, a liquid antiseptic, to take home
We are now on day two and things are going well. Below are pictures showing each of one of our activities.
Providing a dry, safe haven where children can play and study
Providing a place to get clean and dry
Providing clean, safe water for drinking
Provide basic medical treatment of wounds
Provide liquid antiseptic to take home
Today the weather is dry and sunny; standing in JWOC it’s difficult to imagine we are in an flooding situation. However just a few hundred meters away paths and wells are underwater.
A big thank you to everyone who has helped us make a difference.
Janet and Allen Johnson * Jane Price * Leonard Novick * Susan Kieswetter * Sheena Cowell * Ronie Reiley * Yukari Kane * Kathy Hornsby * Cara McGourty * Christpoher Colson * Deborah Forsythe * Carolyn Rose * Nancy Miller * Annie Andrighetto * Chad and Heidi Carson * Erin Ricigliano * Collette Foundation * Gillian Scott * Rhonda Conry * Chelsea Drennan McCabe * Alex Nebesar * Regina Rubeo * Journeys Within Boutique Hotel * Chelsea Drennan McCabe * Chris Hurst
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