Love your neighbour

I drove into Exeter today and as I did I travelled through water. It was running off the hills and flooding onto the road thanks to storm Henry . For my return I chose the M5 less chance of getting stuck.

Increased rain clearly causes problems for Devon but this is nothing compared to the challenges faced by those in Bangladesh. I met in the week Rezwana a project officer with Christian Aid. She is visiting England from Bangladesh where her home is. She spoke of how climate change is causing rising sea level, monsoon precipertation is increasing as are cyclones and flooding.

Morsheda and her four children during seasonal flooding

In Gaibandha there is also increased siltation which as causes the formation of Chars (temporary islands formed of salt) These islands support over 1000 families and can just disappear.  Christian Aid are working in partnership to support families to develop sustainable futures focusing specifically on women’s participation and literary. These are the projects being supported during Christian Aid week this year 15th to the 21st May 2016.

Although a long way from Devon these are our neighbours who we are called to love.

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About Sarah Mullally

If you wanted a blog run by an experienced blogger look elsewhere - I am a beginner. I am a mum, Bishop, Dame and poor potter - welcome.
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