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Haiti – Hurricane Tomas

As of approximately 1:00 p.m., central time, the National Hurricane Center reports that the center of Tomas was about to move through the windward passage.  Location: 19.8°N 74.0°W – Max sustained: 85 mph – Moving: NNE at 12 mph –...

Uganda Floods: Katana’s Story

The ELCA is partnering wiith LWF-Uganda to provide water and sanitation systems assist communities in the continuing storms and flooding. “I dreamt of sleeping in a dry house” submitted by Lennart Hernander Katana Goretti , 35, lives about three miles from...

Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

“… but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:31 Sisters and brothers in...

Pakistan: Images of Flooding in Swat

Pakistan: Water rose a meter a minute

Water rose a meter a minute, said Nazer is sitting in front of his tent, his face like a mask of stone. The 50 year old father of four still cannot believe what happened. Within just four or five minutes,...

A cycle of loss and destruction is testing Pakistan’s resilience

Of the current situation in Pakistan, Pakistan-based staff members of Church World Service offer the following reflection: In the five years since the 2005 earthquake devastated parts of Pakistan, not one year has gone by in which the people of...