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A special appeal

In recent days, the Baptist World Alliance  has made appeals due to flooding in three countries -- Sierra Leone in West Africa, Nepal in South Asia and the United states in North America.

Many Christians, including Baptists, have been affected. In Sierra Leone, for instance, more than 80 Baptists are known to have died, 60 members of the Bethany Baptist Church, 20 members in Victory Baptist Church and two members in Hillside Baptist Church, all in Freetown, the capital.  At least 500 Baptists in Nepal have been affected. The number of Baptists flooded out in the USA is not known at this time.

Indications are that the heavy flood rains in Nepal are part of a broader monsoon system that has affected parts of India and Bangladesh, where more than 1,200 people in the three countries have died. Thousands of villages were cut off and people were deprived of food and clean water for days.

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, has also had major flooding incidents. More than 100,000 people have fled their homes because of major flooding in the central state of Benue.

Baptist World Aid, the relief and development arm of the BWA, provides assistance to all in need, regardless of nationality or creed.

We appeal to our Baptist global family, in the usual expression of Baptist compassion, based on the love we share in and through our Lord Jesus Christ, to provide assistance to those in need in Sierra Leone, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and the US.

Donations may be made at or sent to:
Baptist World Aid
c/o Baptist World Alliance
405 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

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Floods in Sierra Leone

Heavy flooding in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone