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PWRDF Responds to Tsunami Emergency

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Alberta

Emergency Relief

Since the devastating and destructive fire of May 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canadian Anglicans have poured out their generosity through PWRDF relief, raising approximately $285,000 to help the more than 80,000 people who were affected and displaced from their community. Recovery work is ongoing as people move back into the affected areas.Since the devastating […]

Alberta

Emergency Relief

In May 2016, fires ripped through Fort McMurray, Alberta, leading to the loss of homes and livelihoods. The original funds PWRDF gave to the Dioceses of Edmonton and Athabasca helped to resettle those displaced by the fires who fled with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The steering committee is now supporting recovering efforts […]

Bangladesh

Emergency Relief

Bangladesh is the one of the most adversely affected regions on the planet by climate change. It is projected that, by 2020, 500 to 750 million people will be affected by lack of water caused by climate change around the world. With funds provided by PWRDF, four (each roughly 250 meters long) bamboo bindings (locally […]

Bangladesh Rohingya Response

Emergency Relief

PWRDF contributed to the ACT Alliance appeal for Rohingya refugee crisis response in Bangladesh. From October 2017 through the end of May 2017, ACT members collectively reached out and provided support in the form of food aid to 2,880 households, 75,908 individuals were assisted with protection and psychosocial support. 5,000 households received NFI (non-food items) […]

British Columbia

Emergency Relief

In July 2017, a lightning storm sparked wildfires in British Columbia that led to the evacuation of approximately 14,000 people. PWRDF responded immediately with a grant that was used for food vouchers, toiletries, bus fare, clothing etc. PWRDF funding has also helped keep community centres open like the Stemete7uw’I Friendship Centre at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church […]

Cuba

Emergency Relief

The Cuban Council of Churches responded to the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, mainly in the town of Punta Alegre, in the municipality of Chambas, Ciego de Ávila province, located on the country´s north coast. The hurricane recovery provided psychosocial support to facilitate emotional and spiritual recovery of the people. Recovery efforts also provided various […]

Democratic Republic of Congo

Emergency Relief

PWRDF responded to an ACT appeal for which implementation began in 2018. Kasai Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing one of the most severe crises in their history. Violent ethnic/tribal conflicts have caused unrest among the population and ACT members are responding to the needs arising from this situation.

Ethiopia

Emergency Relief

In 2017, there were 285,809 South Sudanese refugees are in refugee camps in Ethiopia. PWRDF allocated $38,600 to improve water access at two refugee camps and two transit centres in the Gambella region serving 750 refugees a week. The project implementer has experience distributing water, sanitation and hygiene programs in the region and is partnering […]

Haiti

Emergency Relief

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, made landfall in Haiti´s northern coastline on September 7, 2017. 967 households in four municipalities: Ouanaminthe, Fort-Liberté, Caracol, and Ferrier were supported with 800 food kits, 400 hygiene kits including 400 water filters were distributed.

India

Emergency Relief

There are approximately 27,000 children born to Sri Lankan Refugee parents in India who will become stateless unless their births are registered with the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission in Chennai. Slightly over half of such children (and most of their parents) still remain without these vital civil documents, without which their return to homeland […]

Indonesia

Emergency Relief

PWRDF is responding to the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami of September 2018. Download the Indonesia Philippines bulletin insert. https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-responding-to-two-major-disasters-through-act-alliance/

Iraq

Emergency Relief

PWRDF contributed towards an ACT appeal to support Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and their host communities. The ACT Alliance planned to assist 183,956 beneficiaries including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees, host communities and returnees. Special attention is given to the needs of the most vulnerable groups: women and children, elderly people and persons living […]

Jordan

Emergency Relief

ACT Alliance Syria Humanitarian Response is responding to the protracted emergency in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Despite the funding constraints, ACT members carried out a heartfelt response and continue to do so in their capacity. ACT members have been responding to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis since 2011 and have the understanding, trust and access to […]

Kenya

Emergency Relief

The appeal was implemented in response to the drought in Kenya that was declared a national disaster in February 2017. PWRDF funds were earmarked to the Church World Service (CWS) for project activities that included emergency water trucking, de-silting of water pans and repair of wells through cash for work to support pastoralist communities in […]

Lebanon

Emergency Relief

ACT Alliance Syria Humanitarian Response is responding to the protracted emergency in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Despite the funding constraints, ACT members carried out a heartfelt response and continue to do so in their capacity. ACT members have been responding to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis since 2011 and have the understanding, trust and access to […]

Mexico

Emergency Relief

PWRDF committed $10,000 for post earthquake relief in Mexico to support bilateral partner Kinal Antzetik who has been severely affected. The midwives of various communities of Juchitán and those living in the indigenous community of San Mateo del Mar in Oaxaca have lost their homes. The death toll has been reported at 217 and 44 […]

Nepal

Emergency Relief

The ACT appeal response reached more than 100,000 vulnerable households in 14 districts affected by two powerful earthquakes in Nepal. ACT Alliance members distributed prepared food, food rations, emergency shelter, school supplies, clean drinking water, and sanitation and hygiene system.

Nigeria

Emergency Relief

PWRDF is funding relief efforts in Nigeria where Boko Haram has wreaked havoc and stolen lives, and where people’s livelihoods had been severely affected. To date, PWRDF has contributed $80,000 and is working with Christian Aid on this ongoing program.

Palestinian Territories

Emergency Relief

Al Ahli hospital run by the Anglican diocese of Jerusalem provides free medical care for the vulnerable women, men, and children once a week, where the medical team provides medical examinations, diagnostic services, medicine, health education and free transport and light meal for each person. The designated funding was used to treat 220 beneficiaries among […]

Peru

Emergency Relief

ACT Alliance provided funding during the first quarter of 2017 in response to the needs created by the heavy floods and mudslides in Peru. The project provided temporary shelters for 105 households, food items to 200 households, non-food items to 50 households, hygiene awareness to 460 households and 600 students from two schools, as well […]

Philippines

Emergency Relief

PWRDF is responding to the recovery efforts after the super typhoon tore through the Philippines in September 2018. Download the Indonesia Philippines bulletin insert. https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-responding-to-two-major-disasters-through-act-alliance/

Sierra Leone

Emergency Relief

On the evening of August 14, 2017 mudslides triggered by three days of heavy rains poured in and around the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. The ACT Alliance sent rapid response fund which benefitted 100 affected households with food, hygiene kits (soaps and sanitary pads) and non-food items such as clothing and bedding.

Somalia

Emergency Relief

An ongoing in response to the drought situation (most extreme El Niño phenomenon in 50 years) compounded by protracted conflict which is causing displacements, seasonal climatic shocks and disease outbreaks. ACT Alliance members are part of the overall humanitarian effort to prevent famine in the country. PWRDF funds are being utilized by Finn Church Aid […]

South Sudan

Emergency Relief

In February 2017, the Government of South Sudan declared famine in parts of South Sudan. About 4.9 million people (42% of the population) were estimated to be severely food insecure and this was projected to increase to 5.5 million people, (47% of the national population) at the height of the 2017 lean season in July. […]

Sri Lanka

Emergency Relief

Six women’s Self-Help groups were formed in Kilinochchi district with a membership of 108 women, including 54 refugee returnee women. In addition 16 Welcome Groups formed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts, with the membership of 51 men and 145 women, of them, 115 are refugee returnees. A total of 17 refugee returnees were trained on […]

Syria

Emergency Relief

ACT Alliance Syria Humanitarian Response is responding to the protracted emergency in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Despite the funding constraints, ACT members carried out a heartfelt response and continue to do so in their capacity. ACT members have been responding to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis since 2011 and have the understanding, trust and access to […]

United States

Emergency Relief

The diocese of West Texas responded to the damages created by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 by providing gift cards, temporary housing and counselling to affected individuals.

Yemen

Emergency Relief

Hunger, disease and bombs are devastating the lives of millions of people as the war in Yemen continues into its fourth year. About 8.4 million people in the country are at risk of starvation. Through the new project, 1,100 vulnerable families will receive vouchers that allow the families some sense of normalcy in how they […]