Linn Tedman reports “In the Chaco there has been no rain for months and people are suffering a lack of water. There have also been fires on a scale never before witnessed in Paraguay. Whole regions of the country have been burned. Thousands of people have been affected and many have lost homes, crops, cattle, forests and livelihoods.

The Church has been supporting the Chaco Anglican communities through the problems of drought. With help from the Fire Brigade water has been sent to fill some wells built by our students. We hope to send more as needs arise. At the moment there is still a small amount of water in some communities. At El Estribo it is very dry. Apparently some of the Indians are lacking in vitamins as their vegetables in their veg patches have died for lack of water. Some Indians are also anaemic.”