Floods in Southeast Asia and Central America
- © Reuters / Samrang Pring, courtesy Trust.org – AlertNet
October 2011: Natural disasters are hitting hard in Southeast Asia and Central America at present. CBM and its partners are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. The impact of a natural disaster is greater for those living with a disability - many of whom may face difficulties in escaping floodwater, or in accessing the treatment and rehabilitation services that they need.
Monsoon rains and typhoons in Southeast Asia
In Manorom Christian Clinic, which provides eye care to thousands of patients each year in the rural Chainat Province of Thailand, the water level has reached two metres, leaving staff no choice but to move equipment and medicines to the building's second floor. In Cambodia, Krousar Thmey School for the deaf is submerged and it will be several months before it can re open.
Tropical depression in Central America
CBM Salvadorian partner Hogar de Parálisis Cerebral, which provides care to persons with cerebral palsy and other disabilities reported that 80 families involved in the programme had lost their homes to landslides.