Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Drought . . . and the "Threat" of Rain

The Lui boreholes are going dry. Folks come early in the morning and pump out what water is there. Then they sit and wait 3-4 hours for more water to trickle into the bottom of the borehole from nearby aquifers. A bit of rain would help Lui so much!

But we are also hearing that cholera outbreaks are appearing in Juba, because it’s nearer to the river and rains are coming there. The Samaritan’s Purse Hospital in Lui is preparing for cholera. They will open and operate a separate, quarantined facility to deal with cholera victims if they come this way.

Though we pray for rain to come of Lui, we have learned that would also bring an increase of water-borne diseases like cholera. Sometimes it feels like these folks just can’t catch a break!

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