PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – More than 4,300 animals have been treated in northeastern Haiti at mobile clinics set up by Heifer International and the Ministry of Agriculture in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Teams are preparing to care for more livestock as Hurricane Maria threatens the country.
Natural disasters can be just as hard on livestock as they are on people, and many animals have been left injured, stressed or infected with parasites after the storm.
KATHMANDU, Nepal – Working with local governments and farmers’ cooperatives, Heifer International has provided relief supplies to 11,000 families recovering from flooding that has ravaged Nepal’s biggest food-producing region.
The monsoon rains have submerged about 80 percent of the nation’s southern agricultural belt, washing away livestock and the recently planted rice crop. The flooding has affected more than 21,000 farming families that Heifer works with in the region.
Severe flooding is devastating Nepal’s main food-producing region, swamping farm fields, sweeping away thousands of livestock and displacing families. The disaster is threatening to cause a serious food shortage in the South Asian nation.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 27, 2016) – Heifer Nepal is assessing damage to project sites in Midwestern Nepal after heavy rainfall triggered mudslides and flooding there. The flooding comes just a little more than a year after the country experienced its largest earthquake in 80 years.
Heifer International is one of six development organizations featured in the Hilton Prize Coalition documentary, “On Shifting Ground.” The film highlights disaster relief efforts following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The earthquake and aftershocks killed more than 8,000 people and injured nearly 21,000.
More than 100 humanitarian agencies call for immediate and sustained access in Syria.
As the parties to the conflict in Syria resume talks to end a war that now enters its sixth horrific year, there is renewed hope for peace. For an end to the suffering of millions of the innocent.
More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.
Heifer International has received a $1.5 million grant to help fund phase two of the RISE-UP: Resilience Initiatives through Sustainable Enterprises and Upgrade of Community Preparedness project. The money will extend work in the Philippines while expanding the work to Guatemala, two of the most disaster-prone countries in which we work.
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Heifer Nepal staff reported safe, working to report on families affected
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Initial reports from Heifer International’s Philippines office state that all Heifer project families are safe after Typhoon Hagupit, but many have reported damage to homes, crops and animal sheds.
Heifer International Philippines project participant surveys her damaged homeProgram Officer Nieva Sambas said the farming families she spoke to Tuesday experienced heavy rains and strong winds for almost 24 hours as the typhoon passed over the central region of the island nation this weekend.
As an African, few things ruffle my feathers more than the fact that Africans get reduced so often to a bunch of statistics. African farmers, specifically, who are the people I most often come across in my work, are victims of this phenomenon. Worse still, the statistics are dire, ominous, and dismal.
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Days of continuous rainfall has caused major flooding in parts of India and Nepal and the rising waters are beginning to affect Heifer project areas in the latter of the two countries, Heifer Nepal staff reported to Heifer International headquarters early Tuesday.
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At 5:27 p.m. on April 10, 2014, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake centered near Lake Managua in Nicaragua occurred. The earthquake was felt throughout the country, but the most affected areas were Nagarote in the department of Leon and Mateare and parts of the city of Managua in the department of Managua. In these areas, it has been reported that thousands of buildings have been damaged and at least 100 people have been injured. One fatality has been reported.
Nearly 800 Heifer International farming families are being affected by heavy rainfall and damaging floods in the northern regions of Bolivia, according to Heifer Bolivia Country Director Danial Vildozo.
The municipalities of San Ignacio de Moxos and Trinidad where Heifer works are the most affected by the rising waters. The floods are expected to worsen as, "a big torrent of water from the rivers of the highlands is expected," Vildozo said.
Heifer Disaster Training Credited with Saving Lives An assessment team from Heifer Philippines made contact with Heifer farmers in Ormoc, Calubian and Leyte reporting no loss of life from project families but significant or complete damage to homes and crops, and loss of livestock. Many families are crediting Heifer's Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) trainings with saving their lives during super typhoon Haiyan.
Heifer Team Safe and En-Route to Central Region to Assess Damage
Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, made landfall last week, bringing wind speeds higher than 230 mph and a storm surge of more than 10 feet. The death toll, currently confirmed at more than 1,000 is expected to rise.
Heifer Philippines Country Director Herc Paradiang reports that all Heifer staff members are reported safe and several are en route to the central region to assess the damage to our five projects in the areas most heavily affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
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Nearly 40 Heifer International project families and some of their animals were moved to higher ground near main roads in Prey Veng province, Cambodia, Wednesday as flood waters there continue to rise, Heifer Cambodia Country Director Keo Keang said.
Recent heavy rains in Cambodia have caused flooding of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers affecting several provinces and Heifer farmers near the rivers, Heifer Cambodia Country Director Keo Keang reported to Heifer International headquaters Tuesday. The rivers are reaching "alarming levels" in 10 provinces of Rattanakkiri, Stung Treng, Kratie, Kompong Thom, Kompong Cham, Kandal, Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Banteay Meanchey, Prey Veng and Siem Reap provinces, she said.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 29, 2013) – Heifer International is proud to announce that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), has extended its long-standing relationship with the global hunger nonprofit by committing $1.6 million in funding for two new projects in Peru and Honduras. These projects will reach about 2,200 families in Peru and Honduras who currently struggle to feed themselves adequately year round.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 19, 2013) -- Fifty-five homes belonging to Heifer International project participants have been damaged by recent severe rainstorms and flooding in western China, although all project staff and participants are safe and unharmed.
Heifer works in several of the counties affected by the recent disaster, but no Heifer China staff, project participants, or animals have been killed or harmed.