PISCO, Peru 17 August 2007 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is today loading supplies, surgical instruments, family food boxes, hygiene kits and tarps into a 747 cargo plane to be flown directly from Salt Lake City into the area affected by a major earthquake in Peru.
After the 8.0 quake hit Peru on 15 August 2007, the Church immediately responded.
SALT LAKE CITY - For several years, the Darfur region of Sudan has been an area of conflict resulting in the displacement of over two million people and the death of thousands.
Since 2004, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has cooperated with several partnering organizations, including International Relief and Development, Red Crescent Society, and International Medical Corps to respond to the basic humanitarian needs of the refugee population in Sudan and neighboring Chad.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is assessing the needs of those affected by Typhoon Durian in the Philippines, and leaders there are assisting with rescue and cleanup efforts.
News reports indicate that close to 400 people have been killed. More than 20,000 people have been affected by the typhoon and by the mudslides and flooding that occurred following the storm. An estimated 11,000 have been left homeless.
Church Update (as of Friday, 1 December 2006, 3:00 p.m.
WEH ISLAND, Indonesia - Fishermen who lost their boats and supplies after the devastating 2004 tsunami have been able to return to the seas after Latter-day Saint Charities donated fishing nets and funded the repair of boats.
The Panglima Laot Lhok Krueng Aceh - a local fishermen's cooperative - indicated that 90 percent of their fishing boats and nets were either lost or damaged as a result of the tsunami.
In the months after the tsunami, LDS Charities worked alongside other organizations to build hundreds of small fishing boats all over Banda Aceh.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is responding to a United Nations appeal for humanitarian aid to help civilians caught in the conflict between Israeli and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon and Israel.
U.N. officials are asking for international assistance to meet the needs for three months of an estimated 800,000 people who have been displaced, wounded or otherwise affected by the fighting.
A Church donation of medical supplies, powdered milk, baby formula, hand soap and hygiene kits will be flown to the affected region by Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW).