Section : NGO

  • World Vision Canada’s CEO on the Ground in Japan This Week

    TORONTO, March 16, 2011—Dave Toycen, President and CEO of World Vision Canada, will be in Japan for several days as of Thursday, March 17, 2011. Toycen will be working from the offices of World Vision Japan in Tokyo, which is coordinating World Vision’s relief efforts for the survivors of last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. He plans to visit the community of Tome, near the quake-affected region of Sendai, where World Vision is providing relief.
  • The Salvation Army Takes Action to Aid Earthquake Relief Effort in Japan

    VANCOUVER, BC March 18, 2011 – In response to the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the North-East coast of Japan along with the ongoing problems at a nuclear power station, The Salvation Army dispensed three emergency service relief teams to assist with the destruction. Additionally, The Salvation Army in Canada has allocated $75,000 to support the ongoing relief effort.
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    90 Tons of Aid Sent to Sendai in 'Jesus' Name'

    Survivors in Sendai, one the hardest hit towns of Japan's deadly earthquake and tsunami, will soon receive desperately needed relief as over 90 tons of aid from Samaritan's Purse makes its way from an aircraft that landed in Yokoto Saturday.
  • Egypt’s Revolution Impacts the Most Marginalized

    Stouffville, ON, March 4, 2011 - “The recent uprising in Egypt has dramatically impacted the lives of families with disabilities,” says Ed Epp, Executive Director of cbm Canada. “The country was paralyzed for nearly three weeks. Factories, banks and post offices were closed. Trucks transporting food commodities were stopped due the lack of security.”
  • The Salvation Army: PNE Four to Serve Meal at Harbour Light

    Vancouver, BC March 3, 2011 – Four longstanding vendors found down concession row at Vancouver's Annual PNE Fair, will be serving their classic food fare to clients of The Salvation Army's Harbour Light food line March 7 - to 10th from 11am to noon.
  • Clinton Commends MAF’s Work in Haiti

    GUELPH, Ontario, January 6, 2011 – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has commended Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) for its critical role in relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti since the devastating earthquake of January, 2010. MAF operations in Haiti have been pushed to full capacity as a result of the earthquake and the many difficulties Haitians have faced in the past 12 months.
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    CBM Canada: Giving Hope for a Future

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti - When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Port-au-Prince on Jan 12, 2010 nine-year old Sebastian was trapped beneath the ruins of his home for three days. His right leg was crushed beneath cinder blocks and his mother’s lifeless body lay beside him.
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    World Vision: 'Hunger Season' Hit Niger Early

    A Christian aid agency that has been working in Niger since 1995 says the current food shortage in the West African country is the worst they’ve seen since the 2005 food crisis.
  • 'Secondary Disaster' Concerns Raised as Haiti's Hurricane Season Nears

    International Christian relief agency World Vision is urging the government of Haiti and the international community to treat disaster risk reduction as a critical component of the country's long-term recovery and reconstruction plans as the upcoming hurricane season could create a secondary disaster for Haitians.
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    Operation Blessing Delivers Ten Tons of Relief Supplies to Qinghai

    by April 17th, Hong Kong-based Christian charity Operation Blessing have partnered with churches in Xining to deliver 10 tons of disaster relief supplies, including tents, blankets, food and water, medications, and electricity generators, to the central earthquake disaster zone in Yushu County, mountainous far western China.
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    Xinjiang Snowstorm Victimized 1.5 Million People; World Vision HK Urge Support

    The most severe snow storm in 60 years struck Xinjiang, north-western frontiers of China, where 1.5 million people were victimized. Over 30,000 houses had collapsed and were damaged; around 160,000 victims needed to relocate immediately; the farmlands and livestock were most severely affected. It is predicted that the snow storm will continue, which will worsen the situation.
  • UN Designate Salvation Army as Lead Agency Responsible for Care of 20,000

    Toronto, ON January 27, 2010 – The United Nations has designated The Salvation Army as the “lead agency” responsible for the care of 20,000 people made homeless by the earthquake in Haiti. Survivors have erected tents at both a soccer stadium and another plaza adjacent to The Salvation Army’s main compound at Delmas 2 in Port-au-Prince.
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