Emergency Appeals

Preliminary Emergency Appeal: Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

October 15, 2019

Read our latest Situation Report here. SITUATION Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan on October 12 and led to widespread flooding and landslides in many parts of central Japan. In just two days the typhoon brought 30-40% of the annual rainfall to areas, and the highest warning level (category 5: do whatever it takes to save your life) was issued …

Updated Situation Report: 2019 Hurricane Season

September 27, 2019

SITUATION Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1 as a deadly Category 5 storm. It stalled and spent more than 36 hours over the nation with winds of 185-220 miles per hour. The storm produced 12-15 inches of rain and a storm surge of 18-23 feet above sea level. As of September 20, the official death toll …

Situation Report: Hurricane Dorian

September 9, 2019

SITUATION Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on Sunday, September 1 as a Category 5, the strongest level of hurricane. The storm moved historically slowly, leaving widespread devastation in its wake. The official death toll in the Bahamas is 44, but as The New York Times reported yesterday, “The extent of the damage …in the Abaco Islands is so great, …

Situation Report: U.S. Spring Storms 2019

May 30, 2019

UPDATE: May 30 As of May 30, shipments have included 1,560 CWS Hygiene Kits, 1,718 CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets, 150 CWS Blankets and 90 CWS School Kits. Despite low stock levels of some types of kits, we plan to continue to respond to requests for supplies in response to the tornadoes and flooding. Depending on fund availability, CWS assistance may …

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 …