Disaster Relief

Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) is connected across 43 countries and 6 in Eurasia, which means our responders are never far away when disaster strikes. Our teams are able to provide immediate relief supplies and financial assistance to those hit worst by the disaster.

For example, when a major earthquake hit the Abruzzo region in central Italy in 2009, the Italian government would not allow international organizations to assist with the disaster response. Since COHEU already had a presence in the area, we were exempt and immediately able to begin distributing water, medical supplies, and other aid.

Stories from the Field:

Responding To The Earthquake In Italy

Responding to the Earthquake in Italy

Two days ago, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Rome, Italy. Over 260 individuals have been confirmed dead from the quake, and over 5,000 rescuers are searching for the estimated hundreds still trapped in the rubble. Relief efforts have been difficult as over 900 aftershocks have continued to devastate the mountainous area, making the search for survivors even more perilous. Thanks to our network of partners across the globe, Convoy of Hope Europe stands ready to respond to the…

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To Die On Our Feet

To Die on Our Feet

In the Lugansk region of eastern Ukraine, separatist forces have taken control and declared Lugansk to be an independent republic. For over a year, the Ukrainian military has been fighting to retake the land. Eighty percent of the civilians in the area have fled the fighting, and the twenty percent remaining do so because they are unable to leave. Martha and Victor are in their nineties. Their only child, a daughter Tanya, was killed by an abusive husband many years…

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The Other Side Of War

The Other Side of War

While a working ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine continues to elude the government and separatist forces, winter has officially arrived for the civilians trapped in the crossfire. Many have fled, but many cannot. For those left behind, the bitter cold is an unrelenting foe against which there is little hope. Because of the fighting, most cities and villages are without power and access to natural gas for heat. While the militia fight, people are freezing to death in their homes. Last…

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From River To Recovery

From River to Recovery

In the summer of 2014, a massive flood devastated Bosnia/Herzegovina. Over a million people were affected as infrastructure, businesses, homes, farms and crops were destroyed. Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) took immediate action, and partnering with teams from Sarajevo and Brussels, moved into the village of Maglaj to assist with recovery efforts. Maglaj is situated on the River Bosna and was completely submerged by the flood. Teams brought in food and cleaning supplies, as well as providing necessary supplies for…

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Not Finished Yet!

Not Finished Yet!

Several months have passed since the magnitude 8.1 earthquake devastated the nation of Nepal. Hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed, over eight thousand people were killed, and over 15,000 injured. Thanks to you, Convoy of Hope Europe and our partners were able to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance within 24 hours of the earthquake. Your support in reaching across the planet affected 42,000 individuals (9,000 families), providing food and temporary shelters. In the last three months, your generosity assisted families…

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Ukraine Relief Update

Ukraine Relief Update

The fighting in Eastern Ukraine continues. There are daily exchanges of fire between Ukrainian troops and the pro-Russian rebels, consistently violating the latest cease-fire agreement. Power lines have been down in some areas for over a year, access to clean water is unreliable, and constant shelling has taken its physical and psychological toll on residents in Donbass. In the last six months, Convoy of Hope Europe, thanks to the support of our partners, has been able to provide 300 wood…

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Responding To The Nepal Earthquake

Responding To The Nepal Earthquake

JUNE 25 HOW YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN NEPAL On April 25th, devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It left thousands of people dead and some 700,000 people displaced from their homes. Thanks to friends like you, including churches and businesses, Convoy of Hope's disaster relief team— along with our partners — responded immediately with food and emergency supplies in many of the hardest-hit areas in Nepal. To date, our distributions of food and supplies have taken place in 80…

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Update on Ukraine

In February, Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) received a request to step in and assist with humanitarian efforts in the war zone of Eastern Ukraine. The Donbass region has seen intense action from rebel fighters in the last 18 months, taking its toll on the land and on the people. Teamed with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and other organizations from all over Europe, COHEU has taken direct action to address specific needs within these communities. The initial commitment supplied…

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Mother’s Milk And Motherly Love

Mother’s Milk and Motherly Love

Vivian, the wife of the pastor of New Life church in Irbid, tells us about a pediatrician that visits these mothers in the hospitals and in their homes. She discovered that mothers were unable to produce milk anymore because of the trauma that they had experienced. These refugees only come with the clothes on their back and have nothing. They are looking for help with different organizations. The church in Irbid is helping 90 mothers at the moment, but would…

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