Monday, November 14, 2011

Flooding in Hoi An

Once again the river has overflowed its banks in Hoi An town. This picture is one of several forwarded to us by Le Ly Hayslip. Merchants, families, pagodas and resorts alike are now cleaning up all the silt left by the receding waters.

Floods are almost an annual event at this time of year in Quang Nam province on the central coast of Vietnam. This year their neighbours in Cambodia and Thailand have also suffered high flood waters.

We are coconcerned for all peoples affected by the waters who have lost their homes, their crops, their businesses and are now threatened with the spread of disease through unclean water.

Please remember these unfortunate souls when you are thinking of your holiday giving.