Flood update — JWOC delivers much needed relief
Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) has been working to deliver much needed relief to Tropeang Ses and Veal Villages.
On Saturday October 12, the JWOC staff worked together to put health and hygiene packs together ready for distribution by the Clean Water and Community Liaison and Assistance (CL&A) teams on Sunday. Each pack contains 3 bars of soap, 2 10ml iodine bottles and 8 clear water tablets.
The next day, the teams distributed 285 hygiene packs to as many families. 106 hygiene packs were distributed by our teams in Tropeang Ses and 179 in Veal, both nearby squatter villages where many of the JWOC school students come from.
The heavy rains have stopped for now and the flooding is going down. However, the drainage around Tropeang Ses village is still blocked and the area is still severely flooded, with water levels above the knee as there is nowhere for the water to drain to.
On Saturday October 19, the CL&A team distributed hygiene packs to 36 families in this block and will continue working with them as they are at high risk still of water-related and mosquito-borne diseases.
JWOC is thankful for the support of all donors who helped to make it possible to provide this much-needed immediate relief.