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24 Sep 2007 description

More than 600,000 people in 17 countries across Africa have been left homeless and in desperate need of urgent humanitarian assistance by what international aid workers are recognising as 'the worst floods in a decade'.

1.5 million people have been affected and 250 people killed by the floods which have wreaked havoc across Africa, from Morocco and across West and East Africa to Ethiopia.

08 Jun 2007 description

Health clinics across northern Uganda are set to benefit from a WER donation of more than 800,000 pairs of surgical gloves.

The gloves are currently being shipped to Mombasa from where they will be transported to Lira district in northern Uganda.

24 Nov 2006 description

WER has delivered urgently needed humanitarian aid to southern Sudan where hundreds of thousands of people in remote communities continue to live in conditions of extreme poverty, with little or no support from international aid agencies.

Working in partnership with local development agencies Africa Inland Church (AIC) and All Nations Christian Care (ANCC), and with Scottish charity Glasgow the Caring City, WER last week donated essential medical supplies and equipment to communities in the Ikotos region of southern Sudan.

06 Jul 2006 description

World Emergency Relief (WER) has launched an appeal for development funds following the cholera epidemic in southern Sudan in April. Money raised from the appeal will fund long-term development work to help prevent future epidemics.

When at its peak in April the cholera epidemic caused many hundreds of deaths. The one and only health centre in Ikotos county, the area at the centre of the epidemic, was overwhelmed by critically ill patients.

29 Mar 2006 description

Matthew Langol, Project Co-ordinator for WER in Northern Uganda, recently returned from a project visit to Southern Sudan. His report indicates the ongoing dire conditions in the region, many health centres are under-resourced; no beds for the many patients, and a lack of basic medicines have resulted in a lot of unnecessary deaths.

16 Jul 2004 description

Senior UN officials call Sudan one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. The ongoing conflict in the Darfur region has displaced over 1.3 million people. Reports of genocide, rape, torture and concentration camps where many are facing starvation and disease finally began reaching the west in May. Many of the displaced talk of massacres, burning of villages, and loved ones who have been kidnapped and their fate is still unknown.