With Myanmar’s escalating food crisis, the rate of malnutrition among children and adults is escalating. Furthermore, due to increasingly poor sanitation and a rise in alcohol and drug use, there is a high death rate, particularly among young men.
In the last month alone, one of our ministry partner assisted 7 families with funeral support. They would otherwise be unable to bury their loved ones. One family expressed that if they didn’t receive funeral support from our partner, they would have gone to a local loan shark which would have led to months of desperation to repay the growing-interest rates. Sadly, the ongoing conflicts in the country has taken thousands of young people’s lives leaving many in great uncertainty for life.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)