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PWRDF is responding to emergencies in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Where We Work

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 […]

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 Sustainable Development Program of the Cuban Council of Churches (CCC) aims to raise agricultural yield, reduce rural poverty, improve nutrition, improve resilience to climate change, foster gender empowerment, and break dependency on imported food and inputs. The program improved the food security and nutrition for 290 people. Previously, unproductive plots were farmed and small […]

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

For more than 25 years, Partners In Health (PIH/ZL) has worked to improve women’s quality of life by providing comprehensive, community-based health care in rural Haiti where, in most cases, medical services were not previously available. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious health and human rights issue in Haiti. Although women are known as the […]

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/

Kenya

Emergency Relief

PWRDF allocated funds through January 2018 in response to failed rains and increased hunger in East Africa. This program supports work among the pastoral communities in Baringo county and trucking in water. Provision of water benefited 880 households, including an early childhood centre and clinics. Approximately 120 households benefited from cash for work to de-silt […]

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.

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/

South Sudan

Emergency Relief

Canada, to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) South Sudan for an emergency food distribution project in Kapoeta North County. In 2016 PWRDF contributed $25,000 to the South Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA) appeal for funds for displaced South Sudanese. In 2016, PWRDF responded to an ACT Alliance appeal with a grant of $30,000 […]

United States

Emergency Relief

PWRDF sent funds to support emergency response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017.