Emergency Appeals

Situation Report: Hurricane Season 2020

July 28, 2020

Appeal Code: 628M Situation Before it began, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was expected to be busier than usual. So far, this dark prediction appears to be coming true. The first two named storms of the season, Arthur and Bertha, formed before the season officially began. On July 22, Tropical Storm Gonzalo was officially named, setting a record for the …

UPDATED Emergency Appeal: Coronavirus Response Fund

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020 Appeal Code: 6302 Appeal Amount: $2.25 million This is an update to our initial appeal, issued on April 22.  SITUATION The coronavirus pandemic has continued to ravage our world. As of July 1, more than 10 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed. More than half a million people have died. “Although many countries have made some …

Emergency Appeal: Coronavirus Response Fund

April 22, 2020

SITUATION As of April 22, the World Health Organization reports over 2.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 169,000 people have died. Countries worldwide are scrambling to protect their citizens and stop the spread of this pandemic. Coronavirus –and the measures governments are taking to protect their citizens– are taking a toll on communities around the globe. The pandemic …

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 …