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The long road to recovery in Haiti: Some close-ups

In northern Haiti, members of a community-based group began a feeding program for those displaced by the January 12 earthquake. In the southern coastal city of Jacmel, a group of disaster survivors banded together and moved onto the grounds of...

Pakistan floods: Church World Service delivers aid amid massive obstacles

ELCA Disaster Response has committed $100,000 to the CWS appeal to respond in Pakistan.  This is a recent news release from CWS on the situation. With more than 3.2 million people displaced or affected by monsoon rains and the worst...

Oil Spill Update

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We continue to monitor the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and pray fervently for all those who have been affected. Indeed, while the long-term effects of this tragedy will be felt by...

Moscow Metro Bombings

At least 38 people have been reported killed in twin explosions at stations on Moscow’s metro rail system, reports Al Jazeera.  The first blast took place at the Lubyanka station in the center of the city.  A spokeswoman for Russia’s emergencies ministry,...

Children play to cope with the earthquake in Chile

Karen Anderson, missionary of the ELCA assigned to EPES writes:While nervous parents lined up to get water from the EPES well, accompanied bychildren too frightened to stay behind at home, the EPES staff produced crayons and paper from office supplies...

EPES continues to respond to earthquake victimes

Karen Anderson, ELCA missionary assigned to EPES has written:”we are stressed to the limit…EPES is one of the only organizations actually on the ground functioning in Hualpen (the municipality was looted as were the clinics). We are keeping things going...