Emergency Response Stories

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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Food for Work in Haiti

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Workers unload rebuilding supplies in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. Photo: Thomas Lohnes/DKH/ACT

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated isolated rural areas of Haiti, destroying homes, crops, roads and other infrastructure.  PWRDF has been and will continue […]

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PWRDF announces $20,000 for displaced people following Mosul military operation

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Food packages like these will be distributed to families fleeing the violence in and around Mosul. Photo: ACT/Christian Aid/Tracey Shelton

As the battle to retake Mosul begins, humanitarian agencies estimate that 1.5 million people will be impacted.  This is in addition to the one third […]

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PWRDF expands relief work in Haiti and Cuba

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Distribution of supplies to people who were affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Photo: FCA

As Hurricane Matthew dissipates at last, the extent of the storm’s effects in Haiti and Cuba is being assessed.  And the numbers are staggering.  Over […]

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PWRDF launches appeal for Haiti relief

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Hurricane Matthew caused flooding and mudslides in Haiti, displacing tens of thousands of people. Photo: LWF Haiti

As Hurricane Matthew continues to batter the US, its devastation in Haiti is still being discovered. Matthew was the strongest storm to hit Haiti in […]

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PWRDF announces initial $15,000 grant for relief work in Haiti

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Hurricane Matthew satellite image from US Navy

Hurricane Matthew is the strongest storm to hit Haiti in almost a decade.  The nation, still recovering from the devastating 2010 earthquake, has been battered […]

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Reflecting on Fort McMurray

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Susan Newton and Toks Adebayo serving lunch at the BBQ after the Thanksgiving service in Fort McMurray. Photo: Heather Roberts

All of us across Canada watched with shock, in early May of 2016, as wildfires engulfed areas around and even in the city of Fort […]

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PWRDF announces $30,000 for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

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By early December 2015, Uganda had become home to almost 511,000 refugees and asylum seekers, making it the third largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, after […]

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Nepalese helping Nepalese

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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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