Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

Responding to Typhoon Goni

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Photo: SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin–Madison from

On August 16, 2015, typhoon Goni (known locally in the Philippines as Ineng) made landfall in the Central Luzon area of the Philippines.  The area, […]

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2015 Christmas Cards Available

Financial Development Stories
"Nativity Play" (right) and "Holy Family" Christmas cards are now available.

These beautiful Christmas cards are a wonderful way to spread the word about The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s important work and to support […]

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PWRDF supported work in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt

Emergency Response Stories, Middle East Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
A girl writes on the chalkboard during class in a school in a settlement of Syrian refugees in Minyara, a village in the Akkar district of northern Lebanon. Photo:ACT/Paul Jeffrey

PWRDF has been supporting relief efforts in Syria and the surrounding countries since 2012.  In 2015, PWRDF has sent $125,000 through the ACT Alliance and […]

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Relief supporting development in Bangladesh

Asia Pacific Stories, Bangladesh Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Taking a boat to get to the flooded daighor in Chakaria, Bangladesh. Photo: UBINIG

Heavy monsoon rains and cyclones have caused flash flooding in Bangladesh, causing widespread damage to homes, crops, and communities.  PWRDF is responding through long-term partner […]

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Canadian government announces matching funds for Syrian emergency relief

Middle East Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Workers erect new tents in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Photo:ACT/Paul Jeffrey

On September 12, 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) announced that it would match, dollar for dollar, donations from individual […]

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PWRDF Announces $20,000 in Relief Funds for Syrian refugees in Europe

Featured, Middle East Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) has started to provide psychosocial services for children in two temporary reception centres: Bicske and Vámosszabadi. In both centres an average of 50-100 children stay temporarily, typically for a couple of days. The target group of the project is children between 3-14 years. HIA surveys show that the psychosocial assistance is a stop-gap support for these people that will assist the children in particular. Photo: Fekete Dániel/HIA-Hungary/ACT Alliance

PWRDF has announced $20,000 in funding to support Syrian and other refugees in Hungary, Greece and Serbia through the ACT Alliance.   Hundreds of thousands of […]

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Irrigation Solution

Food Crisis Stories, Guatemala Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Water Stories
Irma Gonon and her family use the water storage system behind them to irrigate their crops and provide water for their home. Photo: Elsa Tesfay

Even after you’ve learned new farming techniques, it’s hard to grow enough food to feed and support your family without enough water to help the […]

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