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Update: Africa Relief Appeal

by Karen Bokma

An unprecedented number of people across the African continent are in need due to natural disaster and violent conflict. While we may not hear about these crises in the media, they are very real for the hundreds of thousands who are affected on a daily basis. In South Sudan, where ongoing violent conflict has caused […]

PWS&D Responds to Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

by Anna Muir

On Friday, September 28, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the central island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, triggering a tsunami that engulfed the city of Palu. The disaster has claimed more than 2,000 lives, and over 80,000 people are displaced. Those living in impacted communities face shortages of clean water, food, housing and fuel. Electricity and […]

World Refugee Day 2018

by Anna Muir

There are over 65 million refugees in the world, fleeing war, famine or persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group. Refugees are part of our human family and entitled to their rights to peace and protection. World Refugee Day is June 20—a day to honour the strength and courage of refugees […]

Give Life-Saving Support to Rohingya Refugees This Giving Tuesday – November 28, 2017

by Anna Muir

Over 600,000 Rohingya have been pushed out of their homes in Myanmar and into overcrowded refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Tired and malnourished, Rohingya refugees continue to struggle with little access to food and medical care and face growing water, sanitation and hygiene challenges. Thousands of new arrivals are flooding into the camps, making the […]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

by Karen Bokma

Terrifying violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 600,000 Rohingya people to flee from their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. A military crackdown on insurgence in the state has left innocent Rohingya families subject to unthinkable trauma—family members killed and homes and fields set ablaze. Forced from their homes with nothing, refugees—mostly women, […]

Responding to Hurricane Irma

by Karen Bokma

Hurricane Irma has struck the Caribbean leaving devastation in its wake. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. ACT Alliance members are currently assessing the situation in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, and coordinating their response to Hurricane Irma. Through the ACT Alliance, PWS&D is able to respond to meet immediate needs like […]

Tuesday, June 20 is World Refugee Day

by Anna Muir

God’s promise of abundant life is found in a life of peace, free from fear and persecution. Yet, an unprecedented 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes because of war or a fear of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group. There are now more […]

Recovery and Relief in Africa and the Middle East

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D recently committed funding to five emergency responses in Africa and the Middle East. The projects that PWS&D is supporting are all in response to ongoing violent conflict in the regions where they are taking place. Responding through Canadian Foodgrains Bank, PWS&D is supporting partners in Juba in South Sudan, where tens of thousands of […]

Emotional Support Program Unites Communities in Nepal

by Anna Muir

It’s Saturday morning in Ghusel, Nepal. The rising sun casts light upon an expanse of makeshift shelters—a sea of bamboo, wood and tarpaulins. When the devastating earthquake shook Nepal last April, all but five of the 355 houses in Ghusel were reduced to rubble. The physical impact of the quake is still visible. It is […]