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21 Sep 2011 description

Famine, food shortages, malnutrition, massive loss of livestock and skyrocketing food prices continue to affect more than 11 million people in East African countries as drought and hunger spread across the region.

21 Jul 2011 description

As famine and drought continues to spread across countries in the Horn of Africa, PWS&D is increasing its response to this crisis by working through the ACT Alliance to support Somali refugees arriving at the ACT-run Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya.

More than 3.7 million Somalis—50% of the population—are in need of humanitarian assistance and struggling with extremely high rates of malnutrition. Across the country, crops have failed, a substantial proportion of livestock have died and local food prices have skyrocketed.

23 Jan 2008 description

In its biggest collective response as an alliance, ACT International's members are marking three years of response to the tsunami that struck southeast Asia and parts of the east coast of Africa on December 26, 2004.

From those first moments of horror and disbelief, and shock and chaos, followed by despair and grief, the journey to recovery for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the catastrophic events of that day has been a long and difficult one.

20 Dec 2006 description

The Canadian flag proudly marks the spot where 450 families received their keys to their new homes in a village almost completely rebuilt with the support of Presbyterian, United, Mennonite and Anglican churches and funds from the Canadian Government.

It has been two years since coastal communities in South East Asia were devastated by an unprecedented tsunami which killed over 230,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of people needing to rebuild their lives from scratch.

22 Dec 2005 description

December 26, 2005 marks one year of Presbyterian World Service & Development responding to a disaster of unimaginable proportions -- the tsunami that killed over 230,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Within hours of the tsunami PWS&D was in contact with partners in the region to offer assistance. The Institute for Development Education (IFDE), a long-term development partner of PWS&D, responded to needs in remote fishing communities near villages where they had long-term development projects.