Emergency Appeals

Situation Report: Flooding in Paraguay

May 16, 2019

SITUATION Unusually heavy rains are devastating urban and rural parts of Paraguay. The CWS-supported indigenous communities in the Lower Chaco region are among those affected. On May 13, the National Secretary for Emergencies reported that more than 62,000 families have been affected. Eleven people, including two indigenous children from the Lower Chaco communities, have died.* CWS and our partner CIPAE …

Situation Report: U.S. Spring Storms 2019

March 26, 2019

Situation Deadly flooding has devastated communities across Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri in the last few weeks. People have been forced to leave their homes, farmland is underwater and the estimated economic cost is staggering. As The New York Times reported on March 25, “Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and …

Updated Emergency Appeal: U.S. Hurricanes

October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 Appeal code: 628H – 2018 U.S. Hurricane Appeal This appeal serves as an update to the September 20 Hurricane Florence Appeal Situation Hurricane Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast on September 14, bringing with it historic leveling of rain. Just a few weeks later on October 10, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle with vicious force and then brought even more rain …

Emergency Appeal: Haiti Earthquake Response in the Northwest Department

October 24, 2018

Situation On October 6, 2018, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Northwest department of Haiti. As early as October 9, the Haitian Civil Protection Agency reported 17 deaths, 333 injured people and 7,783 families in need of humanitarian assistance following the earthquake. On October 19, Haiti´s Civil Protection estimated 9,466 houses had been damaged and 1,460 destroyed in Northwest department alone. …

Situation Report: Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018

Situation Hurricane Michael barreled into Florida’s panhandle on Wednesday, October 10, as a strong Category 4 storm with 155-mph winds. NPR reports that, “The storm hacked a trail of catastrophic destruction in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia before finally heading back out over water.” As of midday Friday, October 12, the death toll stood at 11 and more than a …