Emergency Appeals

Emergency UPDATE: Flood Relief in Kenya

February 11, 2020

Appeal code: 642X Appeal amount: $500,000 This is an update about our flood response. Click here to read the original appeal. DONATE HERE.  CWS is responding to massive, deadly flooding in two parts of Kenya: West Pokot County and the Tana River delta. In both areas, we have responded with a month of emergency food rations for families who were …

Situation Report: Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

January 9, 2020

Appeal Code: 628L Situation A series of earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico in recent days. According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, more than 950 quakes or aftershocks have been recorded near the island since Dec. 31. The largest was a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Tuesday morning, which damaged a major power plant and left many residents without electricity. As The …

Emergency Appeal: Flood Relief in Kenya

December 4, 2019

Appeal code: 642X Appeal amount: $500,000 SITUATION Kenya’s rainy season is from October through December. While the rains can improve pasture conditions in arid or semi-arid regions and recharge water systems, heavy storms and resulting flooding have also been devastating. Flash floods and overflowing rivers have affected at least 31 of Kenya’s 47 counties, and some have experienced landslides or …

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 …