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03 Jun 2011 description

By Gladys Terichow

June 3, 2011

WINNIPEG, Man. – Pakistani families watched last summer as their homes, crops, livestock and livelihoods were washed away by raging flood water that covered one-fifth of the country and left millions needing assistance.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), in partnership with other church-related organizations, continues to help some of the most vulnerable families rebuild their lives.

14 Sep 2010 description

By Gladys Terichow

Sept. 14, 2010

WINNIPEG, Man.

13 Aug 2010 description

By Gladys Terichow

August 13, 2010

WINNIPEG, Man. - Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years have killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of more than 14 million - about 8 percent of the population.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding by sharing resources and finances with other like-minded, experienced organizations that are responding to emergency and humanitarian needs.

About 2 million people are homeless and there are fears that outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as cholera could create a health crisis.

12 Jan 2006 description

Mennonite Central Committee has committed a total of $697,000 Cdn./$600,000 U.S. to respond to the Oct. 8 earthquake in south Asia through its partner, Church World Service (CWS). These funds will primarily be used for temporary housing and food.

Some 35-40 thousand people died in the temblor which reached 7.6 on the Richter scale and struck northern Pakistan, southeast Afghanistan and the disputed Kashmir region of India and Pakistan in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 8.

11 Oct 2005 description

Mennonite Central Committee is committing $300,000 Cdn/$250,000 U.S. as an initial response to the recent earthquake in south Asia through its partner, Church World Service. The funds will provide shelter and food for nearly 1,000 families in some of the worst hit areas of northern Pakistan. All of the supplies are being purchased in Pakistan.

Some 35-40 thousand people died in the temblor which reached 7.6 on the Richter scale and struck northern Pakistan, southeast Afghanistan and the disputed Kashmir region of India and Pakistan in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 8.

13 Nov 2002 description


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11 Nov 2001 description


MCC responding via Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran
Mennonite Central Committee is organizing a three-pronged response to the crisis in Afghanistan.

From the north--Tajikistan:

MCC has contributed $25,000 Cdn./$16,000 U.S. to a 250-ton shipment of wheat and blankets organized by Help the Afghan Children, a U.S.-based charity. The shipment is expected to be moved into the country by mid-November. It will be used to help Afghans who have fled their homes but are still living within Afghanistan.

From the east--Pakistan

12 Oct 2001 description


AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is calling for winter blankets and handmade comforters in response to the increasing number of Afghans who have fled their homes due to drought, war and recent threats of a U.S. military strike.
MCC will also contribute $158,000 Cdn./$100,000 U.S. for relief supplies. The items will be purchased in Pakistan and distributed by Medair, a European church-based relief agency.

03 Oct 2001 description


Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan with food, shelter and winter comforters.
Specifically, MCC's immediate response will include: