Colombia suffers from torrential rains, flooding
April 25, 2011
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Massive flooding and torrential rains have continued to affect Colombia during the past week, and CFCA is communicating with staff members to see whether sponsored members have been affected.
Judith Bautista, coordinator of the CFCA project in Bogotá, is contacting staff members in areas where CFCA works with sponsored children and elderly.
In addition to Bogotá, the Antioquia province in Colombia has suffered damage and numerous fatalities, according to a CNN news report. CFCA has two projects in Antioquia and is checking to see whether any communities served by CFCA have been affected.
News reports estimate that the nation has suffered at least 86 casualties. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated around the country after the flooding and mudslides resulting from days of constant rains.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been touring the areas affected by the flooding. He was quoted by CNN saying the tragedy was unprecedented in the country's history.
More than 20,000 children, youth and elderly are sponsored through CFCA's Hope for a Family program in Colombia.
An update on any impact to sponsored members and their families will be published to this website as more information becomes available.
Please keep the people of Colombia in your prayers during this time.