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01 Aug 2012 description



Appeal Amount: $39,350 (For long-term work)

Aug. 1, 2012

SITUATION REPORT: Due to Angola's 1975-2002 civil war, large numbers of Angolans fled the country, seeking safety in neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Others fled the country in 1961 at the time of de-colonization (from Portugal) and stayed across borders for more than 40 years.

25 Jun 2007 description

Appeal #641-R

Appeal amount: $100,000

SITUATION: Even though the Democratic Republic of Congo has held its first open elections in 40 years, violence by militias and foreign troops near DRC's borders threatens millions of refugees who have endured decades of conflict.

10 May 2006 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 & BLANKETS Program.

04 Nov 2002 description

"It's getting worse and worse in Southern Africa," reports Ivan DeKam, CWS Disaster Management Consultant. "By the end of the year, there will be a shortfall of 1.5 million metric tons of food in the countries affected by drought."
He is very pleased by the skill and expertise shown by CWS partners in Africa, though more resources are needed.

25 Sep 2002 description

Appeal Number: 6455
Appeal Amount: $500,000

26 Aug 2002 description

Food crisis in Southern Africa

16 Aug 2002 description

Appeal Number: 6455
Appeal Amount: $500,000

03 Jun 2002 description

More than 10 million people are at risk of starvation in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Angola, and Zambia. Thus far, Church World Service and other partners are attempting to provide 1) supplementary feeding for 52,000 children in 121 schools in Zimbabwe, 2) food-for-work projects for 11,000 Zimbabwean households, and 3) seeds for the next growing season--drought-tolerant varieties of sorghum, millet, and corn--for these 11,000 families.

06 May 2002 description

Large numbers of people are threatened with starvation from drought- related food shortages in six countries in southern Africa -- Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and - worst hit - Malawi.
Massive amounts of food aid are needed soon to avert starvation. Church World Service and others are helping partners in Malawi to provide corn for food and next- season planting to 37,500 farming families, as well as a highly nutritious cereal mix to 17,000 severely malnourished children, along with nutrition education for their mothers.