http://scubaworldinc.net/news.html More Help Due to torrential rain, most of Eastern Europe has been flooded in recent months. The country of Romania has been particularly affected. Convoy of Hope Europe has responded to this need by sending money for the purchase of food, water and blankets. The flooding has been particularly bad near the borders of Moldova and the Convoy of Hope team are discussing how we can send further aid. Please consider helping us to reach out to those in need. You can make online donation here.
January 12th 2010 will be forever etched into the memory of all Haitians and most of the world. The 7.0 magnitude quake that hit Haiti at 4:53 PM was the strongest earthquake to shake the country since 1770 and round 250,000 people were killed. The earthquake left the nation destroyed with more than 1.5 million people made homeless and 75% of the capital, Port-au-Prince being destroyed. Convoy of Hope had been active in Haiti for a number of years feeding over 10.000 children every day. Days before the earthquake, our warehouse had just been restocked with over 1 million meals. Immediately following the earthquake COH staff was able to start handing out emergency food parcels and water and was able, through our local partners, to provide basic medical care to survivors. So far, Convoy of Hope has been able to distribute more than 10 million meals, has served more than a million people and is making more than 165,000 liters of clean and safe drinking water available to the population. In the next three years Convoy of Hope has identified the following goals. Feeding Program - Convoy of Hope will attempt to feed 45,000 children every day. This daily meal is, for many children, the only meal they will receive. Infrastructure – Convoy of Hope will help to rebuild schools, community centers and churches. Water and Sanitation – Convoy of Hope will educate people on hygiene and sanitation plus continue to make safe and clean drinking water available through family size water filters and larger communal water filter points. Please consider helping us to reach out to those in need. You can make online donation here.
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 and the Italian government immediately declared a national emergency. The area was then hit by many after-shocks with the strongest measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurring on 7 April at 7:42 p.m. Several already evacuated houses collapsed but no further casualties were reported. The ADI (Italian Assemblies of God) church in the old center of L’Aquila was totally destroyed and at least 7 members from the church lost their home with others having their houses severely damaged. Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) partnered with the ADI in providing food, water, blankets and many other supplies to the survivors. The ADI set up a center to help victims in the middle of one of the larger camps in L'Aquilla. Together with the VPE (Dutch Assemblies of God), the Swiss Pentecostal churches and the PEF (Pentecostal European Fellowship) COHEU was able to donate more than €55,000 to help purchase relief goods.
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 work with in-country partners on assessing needs, working out logistical details and ensuring our supplies get to those who need them most.” A team recently returned from Japan and filed the following video report. With the help of our friends and partners we will continue our work in Japan. They are vital to everything we do.
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 Europe to distribute relief supplies by donating online today. Millions face another cold night without water, food or heating while the fear of a nuclear meltdown continues to rise. The death toll is now in the thousands and continues to rise by the hour. Deployed Convoy of Hope disaster responders will stage initial relief efforts from Manila, Philippines, as officials work to contain radiation exposure at Japan’s nuclear power plants and reopen air traffic. Our primary concern is to be sure that we have the right equipment and supplies for the situation. Convoy of Hope will focus on getting water, food and emergency supplies to people in desperate need in the devastated areas. We are communicating with our in-country partners in Japan and other relief organizations to determine where our resources will make the greatest impact. Decisions will be made in the coming hours. The deployment team is carrying in 100 water filtration units to distribute and will be securing food and supplies in the region. Financial gifts have the greatest impact. Convoy of Hope will use those gifts to help as many people as possible in this time of urgency. You can help by making an online donation here.