Emergency Appeals

Situation Report: 2021 Hurricane Season

June 29, 2021

Appeal Code: 628N Situation The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States has forecasted another active Atlantic hurricane season. Its outlook is for 13-20 named storms; 6-10 hurricanes; and 3-5 major hurricanes. The first storm to make landfall, Tropical Storm Claudette, struck near New Orleans on Saturday, June 19. It killed at least 14 people. Tropical Storm Danny …

Emergency Appeal: Flash Floods and Landslides in Timor-Leste and Indonesia

April 12, 2021

Appeal Code: 7102 Situation Floods, flash floods and landslides have caused significant damage in Indonesia’s southern-most province of East Nusa Tenggara as well as neighboring Timor-Leste. Torrential rains from Tropical Cyclone Seroja, one of the most destructive storms to hit the region in years, turned communities into wastelands of mud and uprooted trees, sending thousands fleeing to shelters. Many roads …

Emergency Appeal: Expanding Welcome

March 16, 2021

Appeal Code: 6303 Situation In February 2021 the Biden administration issued an executive order signaling the administration’s promise to restore and rebuild the life-saving program and committing to raising the refugee admissions goal to 125,000 for Fiscal Year 2022 with a revised refugee admissions goal of 62,500 for FY 2021 — an important step toward returning the resettlement program to …

Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Nicaragua

January 13, 2021

In early November 2020, Hurricane Eta slammed into Nicaragua’s Atlantic coast. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota struck the same communities. These back-to-back blows destroyed homes, crops, animals and livelihoods.  CWS and our partners have worked with communities in the area for years. We support the food security and community development work of trusted local organization Accion Medica Cristiana, or AMC. …

UPDATED Emergency Appeal: Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America

November 25, 2020

Appeal Code: 628M This Appeal is an update to our Emergency Appeal, issued on November 9. Situation Two weeks after Hurricane Eta’s destruction, Hurricane Iota hit many of the same communities across Central America. Both storms made landfall as Category 4 major hurricanes, and Iota slammed into Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast just 15 miles south of where Eta struck. It brought …