Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

Reaching Zero Percent

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Featured, Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
New health clinics in Burundi are helping to save the lives of mothers and their babies. Photo: Zaida Bastos

In 2012, the Diocese of Bujumbura in Burundi (a partner with PWRDF and the government of Canada in maternal, newborn and child health work) did […]

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PWRDF Announces $300,000 grant for relief work in Syria region

Global Stories, Middle East Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Maha Haidar, a health and nutrition specialist with International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of the ACT Alliance, feeds 11-month old Abdul as his mother, Rokaya Al Ali, holds him in the community health center in Kab Elias, a town in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley which has filled with Syrian refugees. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT

PWRDF is contributing $300,000 through the ACT Alliance for continuing relief efforts in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.  Ongoing violence in Syria has displaced about 8 […]

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Government Matching Funds for Syrian Emergency Relief Work Extended

Global Stories, Middle East Stories, PWRDF News Release, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Noor is fourteen years old and lives together with four families in temporary accommodation in the town hall in Al Toura, close to the Syrian border. "€œI just want to go home, to be in my house, with my friends," Noor says. The young Syrian woman dreams of becoming a journalist. Photo: ACT/Magnus Aronson

The government of Canada announced today that the deadline for matching funds for eligible donations to Canadian agencies working to provide relief to Syrians displaced […]

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Sikitu- No need to complain

Africa Stories, Food Crisis Stories, Health, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories
Awatu holding her goat Sikitu. Photo: Dismas Menchi

For Awatu Mponda and her grandmother, Fatuma Musa, there is no longer a need to complain about poverty or bad health.  In their language, the […]

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PWRDF provides aid to refugees in Iraq and the Central African Republic

Africa Stories, Global Stories, Middle East Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
A displaced family of Iraqis welcomes staff from ACT Alliance member Christian Aid into their temporary home. Photo: ACT/Christian Aid/Tracey Shelton

 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his […]

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The Women of Mankayan

Asia Pacific Stories, Indigenous Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
Women at the Mankayan barricade. Photo: CPA

In the mountains of Luzon, Philippines, near the community of Mankayan there is a barricade.  For over four years, this barricade has been watched over, […]

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Improving her life through peanuts

Africa Stories, Food Crisis Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories, Women Stories
Petronila-Mbaga---Peanuts-farmer---Tanzania

Petronila Mbaga is a middle aged peanut farmer living in the District of Nachingwea in Tanzania.  All her life she was caring for her disabled […]

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