Updates From Our Partner World Relief

Post a Comment » Written on September 10th, 2012     
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In often forgotten areas of the world, disasters can go unnoticed. The little relief that comes is precious, but rarely enough. World Relief (WR) have made it a point to remember those areas and people affected by disasters that seldom see attention. As one of Covenant World Relief’s trusted partners, when disasters hit, WR is ready with experience and collaboration in the area to respond in the best way. In Pakistan, heavy rains led to flooding.  In the Philippines, Typhoon Washi caused many fatalities. In Nicaragua, mudslides and flooding forced many out of their homes. In Turkana, Kenya, widespread food crisis has left millions hungry. In Darfur, violence and displacement have left many without the resources they need to gain the ability to sustain themselves. Emergency food, hygiene kits, school supplies, mosquito nets, and supplemental  nutrition to women and children have been the hope so many have needed to continue on.

World Relief has also worked in several areas to help in disaster preparedness. In Pakistan after heavy rains caused flooding, World Relief provided aid through food and hygiene kits to many families. Through an additional donation from CWR, after these immediate needs were cared for, World Relief was able to provide cement to families for the stables for their livestock. This cement gave them a sturdy foundation so that future flooding was not so devastating to the area. Wells have been put in place and farmers are working with their partners to reach sustainability. In Darfur, this recovery work has made a special impact in the lives of those affected by the violence. Not only have the people of Darfur receive health care, clean water, and nutritional aid, they have also been given the resources they need to be independent in the future–seeds, de-worming of donkeys, and hand-pumped wells.

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