Disaster Response

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May 30, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Clergy in Sri Lanka have been urged to prepare their churches and church halls to provide refuge for people displaced by serious flooding in the country’s Southern and Sabaragamuwa regions. On May 31, Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center said that 202 people...

April 24, 2017

Vacant lots and ruined buildings in Portoviejo’s central business district are signs of the city’s slow recovery. Photo: Ernesto Chiran

[Episcopal News Service] It was nice out that afternoon, so Lidilia Alvarado, 71, was taking a walk near Tarqui beach with her niece. Suddenly, she...

April 17, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Theophile Botomazava of the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar has visited several parishes badly affected by cyclone Enawo. The cyclone made landfall in the northeast part of the island last month. About 10,000 people were forced to leave their homes...

April 3, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Peru has established the “Help us to help Others” commission to mobilize financial support for the most vulnerable and neglected communities amid ongoing floods and mudslides. During the first months of 2017 the “Niño” phenomenon has...

March 30, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid has launched an appeal for the victims of Cyclone Debbie in North Queensland, Australia.

One of the most powerful cyclones ever to hit Queensland devastated a large swathe of the coastline on March 28 and caused...

February 13, 2017

Fears that an emergency spillway would fail at the Oroville Dam in Northern California prompted authorities to evacuate the homes of more than 180,000 people down river. Photo: California Department of Water Resources, via Facebook.

[Diocese of Northern...

January 10, 2017

St. Paul’s regular coffee hour turned into lunch on Jan. 8 as people without shelter joined parishioners in the church’s parish hall. Photo: Elizabeth Gore

[Diocese of Northern California] It may signal the end of a long, hard drought for California, but the storm that blew in the...

November 30, 2016

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in the path of catastrophic wildfires that have destroyed a large swath of the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in the southeastern U.S. are working to help their communities in the aftermath.

“Several of our parishes are working with...

October 20, 2016

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting disaster response efforts in Haiti and several Episcopal dioceses in the United States following Hurricane Matthew, which blasted through the Caribbean as a Category 4 storm before moving up the...

September 14, 2016

Louisiana Bishop Morris K. Thompson, the Rev. Canon Shannon Manning, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Louisiana, and the Rev. Elaine Clements, a deacon and the diocese’s disaster and preparedness coordinator, visited St. Francis in Denham Springs following the flood. Photo: Karen Mackey...

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