SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.The team purchased 40,000 pounds of rice to be delivered to a newly acquired warehouse later today. Additional supplies will be purchased and delivered so bagging operations can begin. The first shipment from Springfield is expected to arrive on Sunday.
We have worked with local partners to identify three cities that will serve as distribution hubs over the next few months: Rio Grande, Mayaguez and Santa Isabel.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 | 8:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO. The death toll in Mexico has risen to at least 273 people following Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 earthquake. The devastating earthquake flattened entire towns and decimated buildings across Mexico City and nearby areas.
Convoy of Hope is responding by sending a team to distribute emergency relief supplies to survivors in need. Follow the response here.
TORTOLA, BVI - Sustained 185-mile-per-hour winds plucked blades of grass and telephone poles from the ground. The damaging winds ripped roofs from their homes, tore the palms off of palm trees, hurled boats, cars and massive shipping containers through the air. Power lines came down, a majority of businesses are shuttered indefinitely and homes and schools are destroyed. Food, water, tarps and fuel are scarce and desperately needed.
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Severe flooding in Sri Lanka has resulted in the deaths of at least 169 people, according to the country's Ministry of Disaster Management. The heavy rain occurred over a very short period of time leading to the displacement of more than 100,000 people — a number that will continue to grow. Some areas remain submerged in up to 30 feet of water.
SPRINGFIELD, MO — Over the weekend, our team continued their work to provide emergency supplies for families located in isolated areas. A team of volunteers bagged 1,500 family food kits that were delivered to the communities of Trujillo and Chiclayo. These communities had been cut off from outside aid and had little to no supplies available in the grocery stores.
MARCH 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM
LIMA, PERU Yesterday, our team met with local leaders in Peru to review reports and determine the areas of greatest need. The team was also able to distribute LuminAID Solar Lanterns to displaced families in the city of No Carapongo, where many people are living in tents with no water or electricity.
So far, 100,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 600,000 people have been displaced. The infrastructure of Lima was crippled with 175 bridges being swept away and 200 more expected to crumble.
MARCH 23, 2017 | 7:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope is responding to record flooding in Peru. The Peruvian government estimates there are upwards of 70,000 damaged or destroyed homes leaving hundreds of thousands of people in limbo. Water treatment plants have also been compromised in many parts of the country.
Our Disaster Services team is en route to Peru with Sawyer Water Filters and LuminAID Solar Lanterns that will be distributed to flood survivors in need.
Monsoon rains in the Philippines have caused major flooding across multiple provinces. More than 15,000 families have been affected by the monsoon.
Convoy of Hope's team in the Philippines is responding by providing people in need with emergency relief supplies. To date, they have provided more than 33,000 meals and have served 1,655 families in Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Llocos Sur and Llocos Norte.
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High in the mountains, Turpin is approximately 28 miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Pastor Ellison, who trains local farmers, carefully sidesteps thorny burrs as he maneuvers into fields where pigeon peas, potatoes and other vitamin-rich vegetables grow. The rich soil beneath him supports a year-round growing season, where crops are grown in short three-month stints.
Here, farmers — many of them female — learn to produce crops that not only feed their families, but also provide a source of income.
APRIL 18, 2016 | 10:30AM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is responding to a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the central coast of Ecuador on Saturday night.
Hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured in what many are calling the worst earthquake to strike Ecuador — which is on the west coast of South America — in the past 40 years.
MARCH 2, 2016 | 8:30 AM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Volunteers assembled 750 hygiene kits to be distributed across the islands. They also installed water filters to prepare for distribution.
More than 100 volunteers have helped our Disaster Response team get supplies to survivors of the storm.
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 | 4:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Our Disaster Response team and in-country partners have served nearly 500 families by distributing much-needed hygiene kits and water filters.
FEBRUARY 26, 2016 | 5:30 PM
DECEMBER 28, 2015 | 4:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Christmas came early to a number of families in the refugee camp outside of Calais, France. Volunteers from all over the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Belgium brought Christmas shoe boxes, music and food to those who are struggling with their current living conditions. Many of these families have been in the camp for months.
More than 150 shoe boxes were distributed to children in the camp, and 1,000 people were fed over the course of the afternoon.
2:32 PM | December 15, 2015
Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) continues to respond to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. However, they are concentrating most of their efforts on the camp that has been set up in Calais, France, known as The Jungle.
OCTOBER 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Hurricane Patricia — a Category 5 hurricane with estimated winds to reach 200 miles per hour — is barreling toward Mexico’s Pacific coast and is expected to make landfall later today.
Forecasters report that Patricia could be the largest storm ever recorded in history. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team is ready to respond with water, food and shelter.
OCTOBER 20, 2015 | 2:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope's team in the Philippines began distribution in the Quezon province for 70 participants from the Women's Empowerment Initiative affected by the storm. Supplies included food from Meals from the Heartland and hygiene kits from Heart to Heart.
The team has also packed more than 1,500 bags of supplies to distribute in Northern Luzon.
October 19, 2015 | 4:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — As temperatures fall and rain continues in makeshift refugee camps, Convoy of Hope continues to respond to families affected by the crisis.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 | 3:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.In an effort to mitigate some of the dangers and challenges refugee women and children face as they flee war-torn, impoverished and terrorist-infested homelands, Convoy of Hope has implemented a long-term strategy that spans two regions and is expected to help tens of thousands of people.
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope and Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) are working with partners in Europe and the Middle East to bring disaster relief supplies and more to refugees.
“We are actively working responses in both regions,” says Mike Clark, senior advisor and senior policy director of International Program. “Already, we have sent funding to our partners in Macedonia to help with food distribution. Our teams in Europe will distribute food and supplies in Northern France.”
September 1, 2015 | 5:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Convoy of Hope is responding to Tropical Storm Erika that hit the small island of Dominica on Wednesday, August 26, triggering flooding and mudslides. Thousands of people have been affected and nearly half of the island is without electricity. Twenty-five people died in the mudslides, which also destroyed roads, bridges and homes. A Convoy of Hope Disaster Response team is en route to Dominica to distribute much-needed disaster relief supplies