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:

Earthquake In Italy

Earthquake in Italy

A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit central Italy shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Monday 6 April 2009. Around 300 people were killed, 1,000 injured and 28,000 made homeless. The quake was centered in the mountainous Abruzzo region, east of Rome. Houses, churches and other buildings in the old city of L'Aquila, about 95 km east of Rome, and its surrounding villages collapsed. According to officials, the quake was the strongest to hit Italy in recent years…

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Japan Update – April 8th, 2011

Japan update – April 8th, 2011

In recent weeks Convoy of Hope has worked tirelessly to bring aid and hope to the people of Japan. That work continues as another disaster response team will deploy to Japan in the coming days. The team will process a container filled with tens of thousands of meals and emergency supplies. Convoy of Hope is trying to keep our teams cycling through Japan so that we can get aid to those who are hurting. Also the team will continue to…

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Japan Earthquake

Japan Earthquake

Soon after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan, Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Rescue workers in Japan are facing the grim reality of mounting deaths. Convoy of Hope and other humanitarian groups are rushing aid to Japan in the wake of this humanitarian, economic and nuclear crisis. Help Convoy of Hope…

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Serbia Earthquake

Serbia Earthquake

Convoy of Hope has been working in the city of Kraljevo in central Serbia, for several years, distributing care packages to refugees. When an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the city of Kraljevo, Serbia on November 3 of this year Convoy of Hope was ready to help. Two people were killed by a collapsing building and 120 were injured. Another 180 families had to leave their homes because of the damage caused by this quake. For the…

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Thousands Of Pounds Of Aid

Thousands of pounds of aid

Convoy of Hope disaster responders in Japan worked alongside 50 local volunteers to unload and begin distributing a large shipment of food, water and hygiene items. There was a lot of joy on the faces of the volunteers helping today. Japanese volunteers are excited to have the opportunity to help distribute thousands of pounds of food and supplies to people in need. While in Japan, Convoy of Hope disaster responders will travel to a displaced persons´ camp on the western…

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Pakistan Flooding

Pakistan Flooding

A disaster larger than the Tsunami! The situation due to floods in Pakistan is very severe. The catastrophe has caused much suffering to many: "Over 1,600 people have died in the floods of Pakistan, and 2 million people have lost their homes. At the flooded area there are about 3 million inhabitants, the majority of which were already poor before this flooding. It is estimated that this disaster, which is the most severe natural cataclysm in the country's recent history,…

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First homes are built

After a survey of the various areas in the Districts Charsada and Nowshera in Pakistan, it was decided to target the cities of Mumtazabad, Shinay Koorna, Zarinabad and Gulabad. Last week building started on the first 20 homes. Heavy rains starting on 21 July 2010 triggered both flash floods and river floods in several parts of the country resulting in a loss of life and widespread displacements. It is estimated that more than 300 people have perished and well over…

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Update – Serbia Earthquake

On Wednesday 3 November 2009, an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the city of Kraljevo, Serbia. Three people were killed and another 100 injured and over 9000 homes were damaged. Convoy of Hope Europe had been active there in recent years helping the local church to reach refugees. Upon hearing of the disaster, we immediately contacted the pastor and sent funds to purchase hundreds of parcels containing food and hygiene products. We are continuing to partner with…

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Flooding in Romania

Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) is helping flood victims in Romania. COHEU staff members have visited the flood area around the city of Dorohoi, in the North-East, which has a population of around 30.000. About 1700 people were evacuated while 6 people died. More than 750 houses were destroyed or severely damaged. COHEU was able to provide food parcels to 120 families and also helped a soup kitchen that is feeding a 150 people a day. Countless families have not…

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