Many are still missing, several have been reported dead, and millions of people have been affected as rains continue to pound North and South Carolina. “The flooding is unprecedented and historical,” said Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a meteorologist and director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia, in an email to The Associated Press. The National Weather Service in Charleston calls the event “Catastrophic” and Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina describes the rains as a 1,000 year event. Water mains have broken and boil water advisories have been issued as hundreds of thousands of residents prepare to be 3 or 4 days without potable water. Experts predict that life-threatening impacts would persist into the week. Entire towns are underwater.
As part of a long term strategy to reach out to African nations, Operation Compassion recently sent medical supplies and equipment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central West Africa. With many African countries facing economic difficulties, Operation Compassion has been trying to open doors into the Continent through strategic partnerships.
During a recent five week period, Operation Compassion received 2,800,000 Vitameal meals. Vitameal was originally developed to help stem starvation. It is a unique mixture of all the necessary vitamins and minerals that the human body needs to function properly. Vitameal is designed so that local spices can be added to make it appealing culturally. Meat, chicken, goat, pork, beef or fish can also be added for taste and texture.
This is the century of aging. Today, almost 10% of the global population is over the age of 60 and by 2050 this figure is expected to double to 20%. Although population aging has the potential to affect human development, there is still little debate on the economic and social impact. This lack of attention to the elderly is significant because aging, for the great majority in many countries, is accompanied by increased poverty. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Reaches Elderly Populations'»
In every country around the world children are the most vulnerable of populations. No matter the age, children are dependent upon their parents or other adults to give assistance in order for them to succeed in life.