PWRDF News Release

PWRDF announces $50,000 for famine and drought relief in East Africa

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Aid workers perform intake of South Sudanese refugees at Palorinya refugee camp in Northern Uganda, Feb. 15, 2017, photo courtesy of LWF/ C. Kästner

This story is an update from a previous post. In response to the famine in South Sudan and the drought in Kenya, PWRDF has announced […]

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“Sewing” the seeds for women in South Sudan

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Orphaned children come to the Women's Community Resource Centre in Bor for literacy classes.

South Sudan may be the newest country in the world, but it’s far from stable. According to the United Nations, in 2013 it had the […]

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PWRDF receives $500,000 donation from the Diocese of Toronto

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Installing solar suitcases in rural health clinics in Mozambique powers lights and charges electronics, allowing babies to be delivered safely at night. Photo: Zaida Bastos

The Diocese of Toronto is making a $500,000 donation from its Our Faith-Our Hope campaign  to PWRDF to support maternal, newborn and child health in […]

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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

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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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PWRDF announces $40,000 for relief work in Ethiopia

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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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PWRDF announces new Executive Director

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Will Postma was announced as PWRDF's new Executive Director today. Photo: Simon Chambers

TORONTO—William Postma has been appointed executive director of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, […]

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PWRDF Announces $15,000 for Ecuadorian Earthquake Relief

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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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We Stay

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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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Government Matching Funds for Syrian Emergency Relief Work Extended

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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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