Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

Perfect timing in Uganda

Africa Stories, Health, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Water Stories
Clean water, good hygiene and sanitation are keys to stopping the spread of cholera. Photo: Julien Harneis (

When PWRDF announced on August 12 that it was sending $30,000 to support relief efforts for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, we had no idea […]

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Nepalese helping Nepalese

Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Theme
Airlifting construction supplies to Langtang in Nepal. Photo: Langtang Conservation Committee

After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in April and May of 2015, PWRDF was approached by Nepalese Canadian Community Services, a Toronto-based group supporting Nepalese […]

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Reflecting on 20 years of Indigenous partnership

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Jose Zarate (far right, standing) received an eagle feather from the Confederation of Mainland Mik'Maw.

Over the last 20 years, I have been honoured and privileged to work side by side with gifted Indigenous community leaders in their projects and […]

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PWRDF ready to provide aid in South Sudan

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Locations of violence within Juba as of July 11. Source: UN OCHA

As deadly violence has again broken out in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, PWRDF is in regular communication with the Anglican Alliance and […]

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Airing the Clean Laundry

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Novatus and Selina with their cow. Photo: Richard Librock

Novatus Hamim has developed a new skill in the last few years.  It’s one he probably never thought he’d have, but thanks to PWRDF’s program—funded […]

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In the case of a Canada Post labour disruption

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As of this weekend, Canada Post workers may be on strike or locked out from their work.  While we hope that a labour disruption will […]

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Wedding Bells in Burundi

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The mayor of Gihanga, Burundi officiating at the weddings of 180 couples. Photo: Zaida Bastos

June is thought of as the month for weddings.  In Burundi, weddings have taken on an important role in securing the rights of women in […]

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The Long Haul in Fort McMurray

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By DarrenRD - File:Landscape view of wildfire near Highway 63 in south Fort McMurray.jpg, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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
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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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