CWS situation report: Kenya flooding

News & Updates | Posted Monday, January 14, 2013

Situation: Floods in the past two weeks following a long drought have left more than 20 people dead, houses destroyed and large stretches of agricultural land devastated due to flooding and resulting landslides. (The parched land cannot absorb the sudden water.) Hundreds of families have been displaced in the floods, which have occurred during post-New Year festival time. The capital …

Gaza humanitarian crisis

News & Updates | Posted Friday, December 28, 2012

Situation: Recent cross-border violence in Palestinian-controlled Gaza and Israel has worsened the humanitarian situation in Gaza, where, following an Israel military offensive in early November, 163 Palestinians perished – 42 of them children and 22 of them women. The psychosocial and health conditions, especially those of children living in Gaza, is a major concern which needs to be addressed. CWS …

Updated emergency appeal: Hurricane Sandy 2012 (Caribbean)

News & Updates | Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Situation: Recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy continue in Haiti and Cuba, two countries severely hit by the late October hurricane. Dozens were killed in the Caribbean by the storm, which crippled a number of affected areas. In Cuba, for example, more than 188,000 homes were damaged and the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba was particularly devastated. In Haiti, Sandy …

On Long Island, spring shipments help after storms

News & Updates | Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Freeport, New York – To outsiders, New York’s Long Island may evoke images of summer homes and beach living. But economic hard times have not been kind to working-class communities like Freeport. And the damage brought by Hurricane Sandy has only worsened — and deeply so — what have already been tough years. “For some of the most vulnerable on …

Hurricane Sandy: Updated Emergency Appeal – Nov. 9

News & Updates | Posted Friday, November 9, 2012

Situation report: Clean up and ultimate long-term recovery is just beginning in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The death toll from the storm now stands at 110 in the United States. At the peak of the outages over 8.5 million customers were without electricity. At latest count more than 750,000 customers are still waiting for their power to be restored. …

Hurricane Sandy Southern Ohio event: Volunteers gather to ship supplies for survivors

News & Updates | Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2012

For the latest updates, visit our Hurricane Sandy emergency information page. Eaton, Ohio – In the struggling aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with a fresh Northeaster headed for the same affected coastal areas later this week, humanitarian agency Church World Service and supporters around the nation are continuing to assist survivors with collections, shipments and distribution of emergency kits, blankets and …

Hurricane Sandy: From So. Ohio to Upstate New York, volunteers hasten sending clean-up buckets and emergency kits for survivors

News & Updates | Posted Friday, November 2, 2012

For the latest updates, visit our Hurricane Sandy emergency information page. SYRACUSE, N.Y./EATON, Ohio — In the massive relief and initial recovery from Hurricane Sandy, grassroots and church groups around the country are answering an urgent call from humanitarian agency Church World Service for immediate cash contributions – and contributions of emergency clean-up buckets and kits. As part of a …

Hurricane Sandy: Updated Emergency Appeal

News & Updates | Posted Thursday, November 1, 2012

Situation report: As the last remnants of Hurricane Sandy move out of the Northeast the response to the superstorm continues. The U.S. death toll from the storm is up to 85 in 10 different states. Some 5.5 million electrical customers, down from a peak of 8.5 million, are still without electrical power; the storm caused power outages extending from Maine …

CWS emergency appeal: Hurricane Sandy 2012

News & Updates | Posted Monday, October 29, 2012

Update – Oct 30 At the request of the New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, known as NJ VOAD, CWS will be shipping the following items this week to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey for use in the emergency response in New Jersey. The items are: 2,000 CWS Blankets; 3,000 School Kits; 3,000 CWS Hygiene Kits; 300 Clean-up …

Hurricane Sandy: Church World Service responds in New Jersey and Cuba

News & Updates | Posted Monday, October 29, 2012

For the latest updates, visit our Hurricane Sandy emergency information page. NEW YORK, N.Y. — In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating path, humanitarian agency Church World Service has said its initial response is targeting those in immediate need in New Jersey and, in the Caribbean, in Cuba. An expansion of the agency’s responses is anticipated, as CWS assesses immediate …