Tag Archives: Emergency Response
Posted on 12. Jan, 2015 by Dan Ruth.
Monday, January 12 marks the five-year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. It’s painful to recall. The poorest country in this hemisphere, Haiti was the country least able to handle such a shocking event. Even before the earthquake, the majority of Haitians faced decades of problems, most of which begin and end in […]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
Just before dawn last Friday, Super Typhoon Haiyan roared onshore with wind gusts up to 235 mph, waves up to 45 feet in some areas, and nearly 16 inches of rainfall. The death toll is mounting. It is currently estimated that this storm, the most powerful cyclone of the past three decades, has killed nearly 10,000 […]
Posted on 05. Sep, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
By now, we’ve all heard about the crisis in Syria. It’s been dominating the news. In the past few days we’ve heard a lot about the political implications of interventions into the civil war that is now in its third year. But beneath the debates, beneath the possible scenarios and their possible consequences, there are […]
Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
What’s Happening? At 2:37 p.m. local time on Tuesday, July 2, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northern Sumatra’s Aceh Province in Indonesia. Following the initial quake, the Government of Indonesia Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported at least two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.5 and 5.3 on July 2. The earthquake resulted in an estimated 30 […]
Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
I met Melvin Rodilla, principal of Cateel Central Elementary School in the Philippines, during a recent project monitoring visit. Principal Rodilla wears a warm, welcoming smile despite all of the difficulty he and his school have endured during the past six months since Typhoon Bopha struck. Principal Rodilla’s school and community were devastated by Typhoon […]
Posted on 09. May, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
I met Ritchelyn earlier this year during a trip to the Philippines, where I had the opportunity to visit several of LWR’s emergency operations projects. Ritchelyn was a shy mother of six who welcomed me into her home to tell me her story of survival and recovery. In December 2011, Tropical Storm Washi swept across […]
Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
Lutheran World Relief continues to respond to relief and recovery needs in the Philippines following December 2012’s Typhoon Bopha, which affected approximately 6.2 million people on the island of Mindanao. As of April 3, more than 855,000 people remained displaced due to the storm, according to the U.N. LWR is implementing cash-for-work (CFW) activities in […]