buy synthroid 100 mcg internet 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 victims there is never a small disaster. Therefore Convoy of Hope is reaching out to help them. Working with our local contact we are preparing care packages containing food and hygiene items. Please consider helping us to reach out to those in need. You can make online donation here.
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 side of the country and also to the hardest hit areas in the north to assess and supply the most critical needs. In addition to shipping emergency relief items into the country, Convoy of Hope has purchased local supplies for distribution whenever possible. These in-country purchases will aid Japan’s economic recovery in the wake of this disaster.
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, affects the lives of approximately 14 million people. The delivery of aid is slowed down because of the lack of resources and due to breaking down of traffic routes. The spread of disease is an additional threat." (Source: Fida International) Convoy of Hope Europe is partnering with Fida International to raise funds to help the victims of the floods in Pakistan. Secure donations can be made here.
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 1 million others have been affected. COHEU together with our partner Shelter Now International has committed to build at least 100 homes giving 600-1000 people a safe place to live In a meeting with the elders of Mumtazabad it was decided that COHEU through Shelter Now International will provide construction materials for one room homes for the first 20 families. The selection criterion was: The plot should be in the name of the beneficiary The house is completely damaged The beneficiary will construct a strong basement at their own cost The beneficiary will accept the offered materials agreed by the local committee. The beneficiary will start the erection of the walls in two days after receiving the material, and the work should be completed in five working days. The residents decided that they will contribute the rest of the material from their own resources. Agreements were prepared and signed by the beneficiary and guaranteed by the local committee of Mumtazabad. Two weeks ago, bricks were provided in the first phase and then wooden poles and girders were provided. According to the monitoring team, the rooms have been completed and beneficiaries have started plastering the walls at their own cost.
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 the local church as they reach out to the victims. The American Red Cross and the Crisis Board of the City Council have asked for help with these people and have provided their names and addresses. The church is visiting these homeless who are now living in tents, containers, garages and sheds. The winter is bitter cold. The people are grateful that someone cares enough to visit and bring them a parcel of hope. One victim said “There are many churches here but your church is the only one that came to see us and help us. We will not forget that.” Convoy of Hope Europe wants to thank all those that have assisted us to help the citizens of Karljevo, Serbia.