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14 Nov 2017 description

This misguided development shuts our doors to children fleeing violence, gang conscription, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation in the region

CAM termination is yet another illustration of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda that people of good faith must resist together

06 Sep 2009 description
  • Assisting quake survivors in Indonesia

    - Working toward food security in southern Pakistan; meeting needs of displaced families in northwest Pakistan

    - Families in Afghanistan affected by severe flooding

    - Communities in Baja peninsula, Mexico, suffer hurricane damage

    Indonesia - A magnitude 7 earthquake hit the island of Java on Sept. 2, killing at least 64 people. An estimated 28,000 people need shelter.

    CWS Indonesia dispatched an assessment team to Tasikmalaya and Garut Districts to determine needs of displaced families.

02 Sep 2009 description

SITUATION: Hurricane Jimena, now weakened to a Category Two storm, could still cause serious flooding on Mexico's Baja California peninsula, authorities say.

Though downgraded from a stronger and more threatening hurricane, the storm was still battering the area today with substantial rain and winds.

08 Nov 2007 description

SITUATION: As thousands begin to emerge from flooded homes and makeshift shelters, the residents of Villahermosa in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, are now threatened by various ailments and there are now fears of a possible cholera outbreak, the Reuters news agency reported.

Estimates of the damage caused by the floods now range at about $655 million. At least three people are reported to have died in the flooding in Villahermosa, which is being called one of the most catastrophic disasters in modern Mexican history.

05 Nov 2007 description

SITUATION: More than 800,000 have been left homeless in flooding in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, and rescue operations are still continuing.

On Sunday (Nov. 4) some 5,000 people were evacuated from rooftops, the Reuters news agency reported, and another 8,000 remain trapped in homes.

24 Aug 2007 description



The August 15 earthquake along the south central coastal region of Peru has affected more than 34,000 families, mainly through the loss of their homes.

Church World Service is supporting its partners and fellow Action by Churches Together members in Peru in their responses.

22 Aug 2007 description

SITUATION: Hurricane Dean, hitting the Mexican coast as a Category-5 hurricane yesterday, has been downgraded to a Category-1 storm as it crosses the Yucatan peninsula, though it is expected to strengthen as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico.

In its wake, Dean has toppled hundreds of homes and trees in Mexico and neighboring Belize, as well as causing damage in St. Lucia, Dominica, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Martinique.

20 Aug 2007 description

Mexico/Hurricane Dean

Church World Service is accepting contributions for Hurricane Dean response in Mexico, and will be supporting response and recovery efforts undertaken by some of our member denominations that have churches there. We expect to share details of those response efforts, and issue an appeal for assistance, in the days ahead.


On August 15, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit the region of Ica, along the south central coast of Peru, killing more than 500 people and destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes and other buildings.

07 Sep 2006 description

September 7, 2006

(This updates information on a 2006 summer storms appeal, last updated Aug. 4.)

Heavy rains this week caused by the remnants of Hurricane John have affected areas throughout Texas and New Mexico, areas that have already seen heavy rainfall over the past month. Some areas have received annual rainfall amounts in just a few days.

27 Jul 2005 description

SITUATION: Caribbean countries and Mexico continue cleanup and recovery efforts from two substantial hurricanes earlier this month: hurricanes Dennis and Emily. Dennis affected Haiti and Cuba while Emily affected Jamaica, Grenada, Mexico, as well as parts of Texas.

19 Jul 2005 description


Hurricane Emily hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula yesterday after causing damage in Jamaica and Grenada. While the storm made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, it later weakened as it moved across the peninsula to a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds and is now expected to make landfall along the northern gulf coast of Mexico early Wednesday.

The worst damage on the Yucatan Penninsula was in Puerto Aventuras where the storm's eye came ashore 60 miles south of Cancun. So far, no deaths have been reported as a result of the Hurricane in Mexico.

14 Sep 2004 description

SITUATION: While focus on Hurricane Ivan now turns to its possible effects on the United States or Mexico, a number of Caribbean islands find themselves trying to recover from the storm's severe effects.

In the last week, the slow-moving storm -- today, a category-4 storm -- has hit the islands of Grenada, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cuba and also has brushed other countries, including the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

The latest death toll, according to the BBC: at least 34 in Grenada; five in Venezuela; 20 in Jamaica; four in the Dominican Republic; and one in …

05 Mar 2003 description

Appeal Number: 6738
Appeal Amount: $27,300

23 Sep 2002 description

Isidore has pounded Mexico\'s Yucatan Peninsula with heavy rains and flooding after hitting Cuba with flooding. At least two people were reported dead in Mexico from the storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm today.

16 Aug 2002 description

Situation Report
Flooding today in central Mexico killed at least 14 people after a dam burst in the town of La Ventilla in the state of San Luis Potosi; waters also spilled over a wall in El Capulin in the nearby state of Zacateca. Seventeen people were reported missing.

30 Jun 2002 description

The following represent some of the many ways Church World Service is creating a rainbow of help and hope - a beautiful Rainbow of Caring - through the Tools of Hope & Blanket Program.

15 Jan 2001 description

Church World Service is the Relief and Development Agency of the 36 member denominations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A
36 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
SITUATION: Search and rescue efforts were continuing today in El Salvador following a Saturday (Jan. 13) earthquake that killed at least 403 people and injured 779, according to the El Salvador Emergency Committee.

21 Dec 2000 description

Church World Service is the Relief and Development Agency of the 35 member denominations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A