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Federal government announces Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund

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Rohingya relief

International Development Minister Marie Claude Bibeau today announced that the federal government will match 1:1 donations to Rohingya relief efforts through its new Myanmar Crisis […]

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PWRDF joins Foodgrains Bank Rohingya relief effort

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Rohingya refugees

PWRDF is contributing $20,000 from its Canadian Foodgrains Bank account to a food relief project in Bangladesh being managed by fellow Foodgrains Bank member World […]

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PWRDF responds to Nepal appeals for help after flooding

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Relief material being delivered to the affected people in Jhapa. LWF Nepal photo

PWRDF has pledged a rapid response grant of $25,000 to ACT Alliance to be given to Lutheran World Federation, Nepal Program, in the wake of […]

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Pioneering addiction program changing Burmese refugees’ lives

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Pam Rogers visiting the PWRDF office in Toronto.

Mae La Refugee camp on the Thailand/Burma Border is the last place you might expect to see a game of Ultimate Frisbee, but the sport […]

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Typhoons test resilient Filipino community

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Philippines
A thick layer of silt covers the rice paddies.

The Filipino towns of Namitpit and Patungcaleo sit on the winding Abra River in northern Luzon. The island is home to 53 million people, but […]

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The Seeds of a Cow

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Sweet gourds are a good source of nutrition and income for farmers in Bangladesh. Photo: UBINIG

Champa Begum lives with her husband, Saiful and their younger child on 1/10 of an acre of land in Shalpa Naru village in Bangladesh.   Champa […]

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