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Posts tagged with ’emergency relief’

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Rohingya Family Carries on Despite Devastating Challenges

by Karen Bokma

Since August 2017, three quarters of a million Rohingya refugees have been forced by violence to leave their homes in Myanmar. It’s a difficult journey for everyone. For Nosomakatun, a mother of two children with disabilities, it was even harder. When arson and killings began to occur against the Rohingya people in her neighbourhood, Nosomakatun […]

Yemen: Thanking God for What Remains

by Karen Bokma

Ahmed used to live next to a very unfriendly neighbour: a military base. One day, air strikes turned his family home in Yemen to rubble. Thankfully, Ahmed and his family of nine escaped with their lives. With nowhere to live, Ahmed, his wife and their seven children were forced to seek refuge under a bridge […]

Malawian Mother Empowered by Food Aid After Cyclone Idai

by Anna Muir

Katherine will always remember the powerful flood waters that rushed up to her knees and penetrated the walls of her home. Six months ago, Cyclone Idai unleashed torrential rain and winds that led to devastating flooding across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Katherine was one of 840,000 Malawians stuck in the storm. The devastating deluge ruined […]

Restoring the Life He Had Before

by Anna Muir

Evidence of Cyclone Idai’s deadly winds and torrential rains can be seen throughout the community of Inhamizua in Mozambique. Fallen trees, roofless homes and impassable roads are a testament to the power of the storm that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi six months ago. José lives in Inhamizua with his two nephews. He has […]

Hurricane Dorian Relief

by Karen Bokma

Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in early September as a powerful category 5 hurricane. Thousands of homes have been destroyed leaving many without shelter. The World Food Programme estimates that tens of thousands of people will require food assistance. The death toll continues to rise. PWS&D is accepting donations to help with relief and rehabilitation, […]

Trusting God to Provide

by Karen Bokma

When Job lost his oxen, sheep and camels, as well as his beloved children, he still chose to say, “Blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). Mai Kenkoo, despite facing devastating tragedy, also perseveres in trusting God. “I have faith in God,” she says, “He will do better for us.” Mai’s family once […]

Cyclone Idai: Three Months Later

by Anna Muir

Cyclone Idai—the devastating storm that hit south-eastern Africa over three months ago—may be the worst ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere, according to the UN. When Cyclone Idai made landfall on March 14, houses and roads were submerged, and schools, crops and livelihoods destroyed. Cyclone Idai caused over 1,000 deaths and impacted almost three […]

Surviving a Cyclone that Took Everything

by Anna Muir

“You see that I’m just here, and this is what I have left. I don’t know what to do.” These are the desperate words of Amelia Tausene, 35, who lives with her three children Noel, 12, Gustavo, 7, and Luis, 2, in Buzi District, Mozambique. They are among the 1.5 million living in Mozambique whose […]

PWS&D Responds to Cyclone Idai

by Anna Muir

Hundreds of thousands are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance after Cyclone Idai made landfall in southern Africa on March 14. Widespread damage in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe has left many displaced and in need of food, shelter and water and sanitation services. The number of people in need continues to rise. Please continue to […]