Tuvalu ruft Notstand wegen Wassermangel aus

04.10.2011: Evangelische Kirche von Tuvalu ruft zu Solidarität und Gebeten auf

Schreiben des Generalsekretärs der EKT in Tuvalu an die Weltgemeinschaft:

Dear friends, brothers and sisters, On wednesday afternoon the 28th of this month, the Tuvalu government declared Tuvalu to be in a state of emergency due to water shortage as a result of the long drought that has hit us hard for the past four to five months.

Most severe are the southern islands of Nukulaelae which is experiencing a difficult time with water shortage and local food as well. The coconut tree tops has started falling off, breadfruit trees are dead, banana plantations are dried up, and ever the traditional pulaka pits are rotten all because of the drought. Here on the capital Funafuti, the government has sealed all the water catchments on the island and whatever little water that is left is rationed to all people at a ration of about 20 liters per household.

I on behalf of EKT would like to appeal tou you for your prayers as we face this critical challenge due to Climate Change. EKT is trying to do what it can to assist the people most affected, and we need you to stand with us in our efforts.
Rev. Tafue Molu Lusama, General Secretary
P.O.Box 02, Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu