Radio bringing help & hope to those in flood devastated Pakistan
'I am so thankful to Feba Radio who always remember us in such
calamities. The current catastrophe of flood is the biggest disaster of
Pakistan’s history. Thank God my family is saved but there is flood
around us. We believe that only God can change Pakistan’s circumstances.' - these are the recent words of Pakistani listener.
Distributing radios to people who have lost everything may seem inappropriate – they can’t quench a thirst or provide warmth and shelter – but they can give access to critical, life-saving information. They can also give hope; the hope of a voice they understand, the hope of a way forward, the hope that they can make it through. When confusion, anger and fear are overwhelming, radio broadcasts give consistent news and advice, informing people of where to go for aid and the services available to them, reuniting them with friends and family and reducing the spread of disease. So working together with other partners, Feba is producing program content to address flood-related issues in the national language of Urdu, as well as Sindhi and Siraiki which are spoken in the flood-affected areas.
Not only are they broadcasting these programs as part of their established schedule, but they are also supplying material to other broadcasting outlets to include in their schedules as well.
The Director of Feba Pakista has said: 'Pakistan is facing the worst flood catastrophe in history.'
So pray for Pakistan
- Pray for the distribution of clean water and food, and pray against the spread of disease – it is the very old and the very young that are most at risk.
- Pray for the provision of shelter as the monsoon season continues into September, then gives way in October to clear skies and cooler nights.
- Pray for Feba’s radio programs – initially responding to disaster, and subsequently assisting with information for reconstruction and rehabilitation. (source Feba UK - www.feba.org.uk)
Radios are a valuable tool giving hope and providing aid