Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

PWRDF announces $40,000 for relief work in Ethiopia

Africa Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, PWRDF News Release, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Amene Ahmed working with his cattle in Ethiopia. Photo: Johannes Odé

Amene Ahmed, 22,  lives with his wife and two daughters in Adele in the lowlands of Ethiopia. He works as a farmer and has one […]

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Nepal: One Year Later

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Bhagwati Tamang lays bricks in Jogimara, a village in the Dhading District of Nepal Tamang, an experienced mason, has helped the ACT Alliance train other carpenters and masons in the community so they'll be ready to help construct permanent housing. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

One year ago today, Kathmandu and the surrounding region in Nepal was devastated by an earthquake that killed over 8000 people, destroyed hundreds of thousands of […]

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PWRDF Announces $15,000 for Ecuadorian Earthquake Relief

Emergency Response Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, PWRDF News Release, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Ecuador earthquake infographic by ACT Alliance

PWRDF  will send an initial grant of $15,000 through the ACT Alliance for relief efforts in Ecuador after the deadly  7.8 magnitude earthquake of April […]

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PWRDF to respond after Ecuador earthquake

Emergency Response Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
April 16, 2016 earthquake in Ecuador. By United States Geological Survey - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005j32#shakemap, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48225555

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the northern coast of Ecuador on April 16, 2016.  The epicentre was just 170 kilometres northwest of Quito the capital […]

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Empowering Women: A Key to Success

Asia Pacific Stories, India, Microcredit, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Sri Lanka, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
Members of an OfERR supported Self-Help Group in Sri Lanka work together in a milk collective, pooling their milk and getting a better rate from the merchants who buy the milk.  Photo: Simon Chambers

The Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) is an organization of Tamil refugees supporting Tamil refugees both in India and those who have and continue […]

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Fishing for their Future

Africa Stories, Food Crisis Stories, Kenya Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Two youths examine the fish they are farming in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Photo: NCCK

Last year we told the story of Noah Errambona, a Burundian fisherman living as a refugee at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.  Noah had worked with […]

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We Stay

Egypt Stories, Global Stories, Middle East Stories, PWRDF News Release, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Boys discuss conflict resolution as part of a psycho-social program run by the Lutheran World Federation in the Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq, Jordan. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

When the Syrian civil war started almost 5 years ago, PWRDF began providing relief to those displaced by the conflict through the ACT Alliance.  Over […]

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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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