At noon on October 30, an earthquake of magnitude 7 shook the Aegean Sea. More than 80 people in Greece and Turkey died and more than 1,000 were injured. The Turkish city of Izmir was particularly affected where buildings collapsed or were severely damaged.
India is now the country in which the corona pandemic is spreading by far the fastest. In South Africa the virus is spreading most strongly on the African continent. In the midst of the pandemic our employees are beacons for people who would otherwise receive little help, support, and encouragement.
Cameroon is also affected by Covid-19 and is in a state of emergency. In the north and extreme north of the country, where the facilities of the medical plant are located, medical care is not guaranteed including the hospital in Garoua where Sarah works.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody. Mother Teresa
They still exist: leprosy, a bacterial infectious disease.
For 16 years, the CAIS centre in Ijuí has been providing assistance to deaf children and young people and their families. About 10 million deaf people live in Brazil. That is almost 5 percent of the population. Most of them are very poor and never have the opportunity to learn how to communicate.
We’re not running out of stories. In June we again received dozens of interim reports from our many projects, impressively describing how our employees at all levels have made a huge difference in recent months. Here are some examples from India and Cuba.