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Kyrgyzstan Landslides Leave Many Homeless

On April 29 there were 24 people killed when heavy rains triggered landslides which swept through a village in southern Kyrgyzstan. Among those buried alive were nine children. On May 11 OGT received an email from our recipient Compassion asking for tents to help families now homeless. OGT already had a shipment scheduled for Compassion on May 17 and made calls to purchase tents and be delivered to OGT before ship date. OGT was able to purchase 3- 12x20 and 2-12x12 tents, large enough to house several families. They will be given to Ministry of Emergency Situations to set up and house the families. Compassion will also be receiving children’s clothing for their orphanage. The rest of the inventory includes medical equipment, clothing, shoes, adult/child’s PETs (all terrain wheelchair), bikes and toys. Please pray for the families and community of the lost lives and for speedy travels for the container of goods and tents.(5/2017)