Partnering with World Relief

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Covenant World Relief partners with World Relief on a number of different projects around the world. Here are some updates from this past year:

Sudan, West Darfur: (Complex Humanitarian Emergency)  Since 2005, WR’s program in West Darfur has been providing malnourished children with emergency food, managing health care services,  providing farmers with training, and giving communities and their livestock access to clean water.

S. Sudan, Western Equatoria State: (Complex Humanitarian Emergency) The internal conflict in South Sudan has displaced almost 85,000 people since December 2013.  World Relief in partnership with CWR provides emergency food for malnourished children. They continue to meet the gravest of needs for those who have been displaced.

India Cyclone Phailin Response: Cyclone Phailin caused widespread damage to lives, infrastructure, homes and livelihoods. The livelihoods of poor communities were most severely affected because of damage to agriculture crops, boats, fishing nets and homes. This response provided 2,683 of the most vulnerable families from seven villages with basic food and non-food items. The 2,683 families served were provided with one month of food ration, clothes, hygienic kits and tarpaulin to cope with the immediate needs and facilitate a return to normal life in the following months.

Philippines Haiyan Food Aid Response: With support to Philippines Relief and Development (PHILRADS), we were able to start their emergency response on November 10, 2013 only 2 days after the typhoon had passed. The immediate response from World Relief allowed PHILRADS to support pastors within Philippine Evangelical Disaster Response Network who could access some food through traders to reach out to 6000 families in Ormoc City and Bantayan Island of Northern Cebu with a 5 day food package with rice, cans of sardines/tuna, condensed milk, sugar, salt, coffee, tea, serving app. 30,000 individuals. All manpower, facility and distribution/transportation cost was covered by local pastor and churches.

Syrian Refugees Response (3 cities in Jordan): (June-October 2013) In partnership with a local Christian Missionary Alliance church in Mafraq, Jordan; and through other organizations in Irbid and Amman, World Relief and ECC are providing food aid and non-food items (blankets, mattresses, pillows, towels, hygiene items, and health related items) to families who are unable to return to Syria.  These refugees are trying to establish a new form of ‘home’ in countries that they have fled to for safety, but are not legally allowed to work, and many have seen their resources depleted by an influx of neighbors, family members and friends impacted by the fighting between the government and rebels.

Continue to pray for those who have been affected by violence and natural disasters as they continue to heal.

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