Episcopal Relief & Development is working with Aanglidesh, the Diocese of Honduras Development Agency to provide assistance to families affected by the torrential rain in Honduras this spring.
In late May and early June of this year, extreme rain and flooding impacted communities all over the country, including the Siguatepeque municipality of Comayagua; Francisco Morazan, El Paraiso; Choluteca and Intibuca. Families were forced to evacuate and many lost their homes and material possessions.
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with church partners in the Philippines and the region as they assess damage and prepare to respond to communities impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut.
Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to the critical needs of people impacted by the worst floods to hit Kerala, India in a century. The devastating floods began with torrential downpours on August 8 in the southern state.
Working with the ACT Alliance through CASA, Episcopal Relief & Development’s support is part of a multi-agency response providing emergency supplies such as food, temporary shelter, hygiene kits, water storage containers, water purifiers and agricultural seeds for 4,000 vulnerable families.
New York, NY- Episcopal Relief & Development and the humanitarian arm of the Episcopal Church of Liberia (ECL-RD) celebrated the three-year achievements of their program that engages faith leaders to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in Liberia at a forum in Monrovia on Thursday, June 21.
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala to respond to the needs of those impacted by the Fuego volcano. Currently, the Diocese of Guatemala is providing food, water and shelter and working with the organization on planning for additional needs.
The powerful volcano erupted for more than 16 hours on Sunday, releasing flows of ash, mud and rocks that buried entire villages. At least 75 people were killed and more than 192 people are reported missing.
Ongoing civil unrest continues across 10 provinces around the country, causing an increase in the number of people displaced and contributing to the loss of human life and property.
Complicating the situation, approximately 1.8 million displaced people have started returning to their homes, including some 1.4 million in the Kasai province, where they are faced with abandoned services and destroyed infrastructure, including their homes.
Ten water tanks and clean water for drinking and other domestic use are being distributed to nine primary schools and one group home for children in the Western Cape Province. This province is located in the southernmost region of the country and includes the city of Cape Town. Water tanks have been sourced and companies have been identified to supply water to fill the tanks.
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Anglican Alliance and the the Diocese of Fianarantsoa to provide critical emergency support in Madagascar after the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Ava in early January.
The island was hit by torrential rains, floods and mudslides which destroyed dozens of homes and farms. Over 50 deaths were reported and more than 17,000 people were displaced.
March 15, 2018
Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to recent floods in Mozambique.
In early February, four days of heavy rains destroyed homes, farms and gardens in Niassa Province, with the Lago District the most seriously affected.
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the flood relief activities of the Episcopal Diocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programmes (ZACOP) to provide critical emergency support following a cholera outbreak in the Lusaka Province.
The outbreak first began in October 2017 and is spreading rapidly throughout the country. So far, over 3,800 people have contracted this infectious disease and 83 deaths have been reported.
Episcopal Relief & Development is pleased to announce that it has received a $200,000 grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation to support its integrated Early Childhood Development program (ECD) in Zambia.
Providing Ongoing Assistance in Mexico
Episcopal Relief & Development supports relief and recovery efforts in Mexico in partnership with the Anglican Dioceses of Southeastern Mexico and Cuernavaca following two devastating earthquakes in September 2017.
Episcopal Relief & Development is proud to announce that it has received a $1.4 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to expand its integrated Early Childhood Development program (ECD) in Zambia and to extend the program into Kenya. The four-year grant will enable the organization and its local partners, Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programmes (ZACOP) and Anglican Church of Kenya Development Services (ADS-Nyanza), to impact 7,600 families including 14,880 children under the age of three, many of whom are impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency relief efforts in Culebra and Vieques, two islands in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Irma. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico, the organization is providing approximately 600 people with temporary housing, medical care, food and meal delivery, clothing, home repairs, water and first aid supplies.
August 8, 2017
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting disaster response efforts in the West Bengal region of India after devastating floods caused by heavy rains, high tides and overwhelming amounts of water released from local reservoirs and dams.
The West Bengal Disaster Department described the situation as grim. More than 2.5 million people living in 11,250 villages are affected and over 40,000 are now homeless.
August 8, 2017
Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Diocese of Kasai, Province of Anglican Church of Congo to support 90 families impacted by violence in the Grand Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Episcopal Relief & Development is working through the ACT Alliance to support humanitarian relief work in Iraq. Through Christian Aid, the ACT Alliance is coordinating multi-sector activities to serve 8,000 displaced families impacted by military operations around Mosul.
July 6, 2017 Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Church of Ceylon’s Diocese of Colombo to feed more than 3,000 displaced people following severe and widespread flooding in Sri Lanka. These relief activities, led by the diocesan Board of Social Responsibility (BSR), are focused in five hard-hit districts where the Church’s strong presence can best meet local needs.
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting ongoing famine relief efforts in South Sudan through its ecumenical partnership with IMA World Health. IMA is working with its local partners to alleviate hunger and related health risks among people impacted by chronic food shortages and political conflict.