Emergency Appeals

Situation Report: Indonesia Earthquake

November 23, 2022

Situation On November 21, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island of Java casting the deaths of more than 270 people and injuring hundreds more in the widespread destruction of buildings and infrastructure. People remain missing and the toll of casualties continues to rise as the search and rescue effort is still under way. Landslides resulting from the quake …

Emergency Appeal: Hurricane Season 2022

October 10, 2022

Appeal code: 628S November 10 update: Hurricane Nicole made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 storm last night. CWS and our partners are assessing needs and will respond as needed. We may launch an updated appeal to reflect both an expanded response to Hurricane Ian and any new response plans that arise from Hurricane Nicole. Look for an update …

Situation Report: Hurricane Season 2022

September 29, 2022

Appeal code: 628S Situation We are currently in the midst of another damaging hurricane season, and communities in the Caribbean the United States and Canada are bracing for impact or working to recover. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona has brought over 30 inches of rain, severely damaging the island’s infrastructure. Currently, about 20 percent of Puerto Ricans remain without power …

Situation Report: Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

Situation Since making landfall on Sunday, Hurricane Fiona has led to heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands. In Puerto Rico, the effects of the hurricane are reminiscent of Hurricane Maria which killed almost 3,000 people and knocked out Puerto Rico’s entire power grid in 2017. Hurricane Fiona has once …

Situation Report: Flood Response in Pakistan

September 1, 2022

Appeal Code: 7104 Situation Torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan have led to severe flooding and massive destruction throughout the country. The rains, which began in June, have wiped away entire villages, killing over 1,000 people and leaving millions in need of immediate assistance. Pakistani officials are reporting that more than 30 million people have been affected by the floods. That …