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17 Aug 2007 description

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.

13 Dec 2006 description

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.

01 Dec 2006 description

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.

19 Oct 2006 description

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.

27 Jul 2006 description

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).

16 Jun 2006 description

SALT LAKE CITY -- Eighteen months after a tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to work with local officials to rebuild communities.

Thanks to generous donations, including fast offerings from Church members who go without two meals one day a month then contribute the value of the skipped meals, the Church has been able to concentrate on long-term needs in Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Church relief workers are helping people construct thousands of homes, build schools and health clinics, and install water and sanitation …

16 May 2006 description

THAILAND -- Nearly 18 months after the devastating tsunami that hit Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to provide humanitarian relief.

08 Feb 2006 description

8 February 2006, SALT LAKE CITY -- Six months after Hurricane Katrina, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues its humanitarian response in the Gulf Coast states.

12 Oct 2005 description

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is responding to the devastation left by Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina in the southeastern United States.

How has the Church responded?

- Emergency shelters have been established in many meetinghouses. The use of these shelters is diminishing as individuals relocate with family or friends.

- Food, hygiene kits, and other in-kind assistance have been provided in Gulf States through multiple organizations, including the Red Cross.

26 Sep 2005 description

While the Church has had a continuous flow of food, water, cots, tents, sleeping bags, tarps, generators, and volunteers into the Southeast in recent weeks, the spectrum of its assistance has simply been broadened with Hurricane Rita's visit.

Nearly a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast region, a weakened, Category 3 Hurricane Rita hit parts of the region along the Texas-Louisiana border on the morning of Saturday, September 24. With maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, the storm caused extensive damage, but less destruction than was predicted.

07 Sep 2005 description

More than a week after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, the extent of devastation continues to be defined while the Church maintains substantial humanitarian relief efforts.

Three members of the Waveland Ward in the Gulfport Mississippi Stake were confirmed dead. The three are the first known Katrina-related injuries or fatalities among members of the Church. Member counts remain in progress: the Gulfport and Slidell Mississippi Stakes have accounted for nearly 70 percent of their members.

01 Sep 2005 description

SALT LAKE CITY -- Victims hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi are already receiving aid from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

09 Feb 2005 description

By Chad Phares, Church Magazines

Weeks after deadly tsunamis killed more than 150,000 people across southern Asia, the Church continues its humanitarian efforts in hopes of restoring self-sufficiency and order within the countries ravaged by waves that resulted from a 9.0-magnitude underwater earthquake, the strongest in 40 years.

While the Church immediately supplied critical commodities such as food, hygiene kits, medical supplies, and shelter, the focus of the relief has turned to analyzing what will best help the citizens of the affected countries move forward.

Bishop Richard …

07 Jan 2005 description

SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has already provided emergency supplies in southern Asia for short-term relief, is now evaluating how to help tsunami victims rebuild their lives and communities in the months and years to come. Church representatives are working closely with government officials in the affected countries assessing how the Church should best direct its humanitarian resources.

31 Dec 2004 description

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 70 tons of medical supplies, hygiene kits, clothing and shoes will be flown to Indonesia to aid tsunami disaster victims in a partnership effort by Islamic Relief Worldwide and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A chartered MD-11 cargo plane is being loaded today in Salt Lake City for a New Year's Day flight to Medan on the island of Sumatra in northern Indonesia. Islamic Relief Worldwide is paying the shipping costs. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing 143,000 pounds of in-kind aid.

26 Aug 2003 description

More than 5,000 Liberian refugees are living in the Oru Refugee Camp in Nigeria. The camp is administered by the African Refugee Foundation and the Nigeria Federal Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.