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 Nepal

Responding to Nepal

On Saturday the 25th April 2015 two major earthquakes shook the villages of Nepal, and devastated men, women and children. Over 500,000 people were left homeless and another 8,583 people were confirmed dead. In the midst of this heartache, Convoy of Hope is endeavoring to bring hope and healing to those who have been impacted most. The Convoy of Hope team continues to access remote regions that have suffered tremendous loss, and marvel at God’s provision of a network that…

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Ukraine Response

Ukraine Response

03 April – Slavyansk Over the past two days, our Convoy of Hope Europe team member along with our partners on the ground have been traveling throughout eastern Ukraine bringing much needed relief to the people who have been crushed by the continuing conflict in the region. With the sound of shelling and gunfire in the background, they have given out over 2500 loaves of bread, grocery bags filled with food, baby formula, and numerous humanitarian supplies. Yesterday, the team…

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The Disaster The News Forgot

The Disaster the News Forgot

Albania is recovering from a flood many consider to be the worst in living memory. Heavy snow and rain in January overwhelmed the river system causing severe flooding in the districts of Vlore, Fier, Gjirokaster, and Berat; all 60-100 miles south of Tirana, the country’s capital. The Albanian government declared a State of Emergency and police and army troops have been working to evacuate people and livestock from over 1,500 homes with boats and helicopters. The deluge submerged 35,000 acres,…

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How To Spend A Million Dollars!

How to spend a million dollars!

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, which occurred on 12 January 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives and the country was practically destroyed. Thus began one of the biggest disaster relief efforts undertaken by Convoy of Hope International. We are deeply grateful that because of 16 European nations, we, as Convoy of Hope Europe, were able to contribute over a million dollars to this response.  Within weeks, millions of meals and water…

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Syria Update :: March 2014

Syria Update :: March 2014

"The needs are unbelievable. So many people who have nothing are living with 20 other people in one house or small living space, and life here is expensive." Every Tuesday, families gather in Irbid, near the Syrian border, to receive distributions of food parcels that include items such as rice, tea, sugar, spaghetti, milk and cooking oil. The parcels will feed a family of five for 10-15 days. Dikran Salbashian, pastor of New Life Church in Amman, says any amount…

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Philippines Update :: March 2014

Philippines Update :: March 2014

On November 8, 2013, the Philippines was struck by a devastating typhoon that killed over 6,000 and displaced millions. Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response Team sent relief supplies when Typhoon Haiyan was still on its way. Food and supplies were also on hand at the COH distribution center in Manila where 20,000 children are fed regularly. After the typhoon hit, hundreds of volunteers started distributing 1.24 million meals and provisions to eight provinces. Additionally, we’ve provided fishing nets, water…

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Philippines Typhoon Response

Philippines Typhoon Response

DECEMBER 3, 2013 | 2:00 PM SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI // Convoy of Hope teams continue to distribute immediate relief to families in remote areas of the Philippines. Our teams in the field are reporting back that we are reaching many of the hardest hit areas with food and supplies. In addition to locally purchased food, water filtration units and other disaster relief supplies, we have distributed 566,182 meals to families reeling from Typhoon Haiyan. Some of the areas recently supplied include: Iloilo,…

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Pakistan Flood Relief

Pakistan Flood Relief

In 2010, there were terrible floods in Pakistan, which covered one-fifth of the country. The results of this disaster still devastate large areas as people have struggled to rebuild their homes and continue to live in terrible conditions.
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Aid Rushed To Philippines Flood Survivors

Aid rushed to Philippines flood survivors

Convoy of Hope distributed more than 40,000 meals to flood survivors in the Philippines where monsoon rains have flooded large parts of the capital city of , rendering at least 130,000 people homeless.
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