Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

The Long Haul in Fort McMurray

Canada Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
By DarrenRD - File:Landscape view of wildfire near Highway 63 in south Fort McMurray.jpg, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48561288

Bishop Fraser Lawton of the Diocese of Athabasca recalls that the Great Slave Lake fire occurred 5 years before the wildfires devastated Fort McMurray this […]

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Caring for Refugees in Cairo

Africa Stories, Egypt, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Refuge Egypt Logo

For refugees who have had to leave everything behind and flee for their lives from violence or persecution, finding a place of safety, a new […]

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“This is Ministry”- the Anglican response to the Fort McMurray fires

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The Bold Centre in Lac La Biche, AB, is serving as an emergency shelter for evacuees from Fort McMurray. Photo: Diocese of Edmonton

On May 12, PWRDF sent an initial $6000 to the Diocese of Edmonton for immediate relief needs for evacuees of the Fort McMurray fires.  This […]

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Reconstruction in Nepal: the next few years

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Reconstruction in Nepal will continue for years to come as homes and communities are rebuilt. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

In the year since the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, PWRDF has worked through the ACT Alliance to provide immediate relief and then to begin […]

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Expanding addiction treatment options in Burma

Asia Pacific Stories, Burma Stories, Stories by Region
Acupuncture is one of the detoxification methods used by DARE workers. Photo: DARE

The Drug Addiction Recovery and Education (DARE) Network is opening the first comprehensive non-medical addiction treatment centre in Burma,  made possible by a ceasefire agreement […]

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PWRDF Sends $15,000 for Relief in Alberta Wildfires

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Wildfires loom in Fort McMurray earlier this week. Photo: Jodi Schmidt

As the fires burn in and around Fort McMurray evacuation efforts continue.  8000 people were evacuated by air to Edmonton and Calgary yesterday.  PWRDF has […]

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PWRDF to respond to Fort McMurray wildfires

Canada Stories, Emergency Response Stories, PWRDF News Release, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme

As the city of Fort McMurray sits under a mandatory evacuation notice and wild fires continue to rage around the city, 60,000 people have been […]

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This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of a Healthy Baby

Africa Stories, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, South Africa Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Nosakimo and her one-week old baby girl Ayabanga are supported by PWRDF partner The Keiskamma Trust in South Africa. Photo: Zaida Bastos

PWRDF works with partners around the world to help mothers to give birth safely, and to ensure that mothers and their children are healthy and […]

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The Impact of Community Theatre

Africa Stories, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Mozambique Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Members of the community theatre troupe at Meconta Secondary School in Mozambique. Photo: Richard Librock

Sometimes it takes young people to get through to young people.  Especially when the topic is something they’d rather not talk about with adults, like […]

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