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Salvation Army in Tonga Responds to Cyclone Ian

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The Salvation Army is arranging practical assistance after the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga was hit by one of the most powerful storms on record. The most serious damage from Cyclone Ian occurred on the island of Ha’apai, where many buildings collapsed and one person was killed. The category five cyclone – the strongest type – included gusts of almost 180 miles per hour.

The Salvation Army’s Regional Commander in Tonga has been speaking with government authorities and other non-governmental organizations […]

Salvation Army Improves Lives in Haiti

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Four years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, The Salvation Army continues to help communities rebuild. Vocational training is one example of how The Salvation Army is bringing hope to those affected by the January 12, 2010 catastrophe.

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Salvation Army Philippines Assists Relief Efforts:Updates

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Update November 15: With the mass transport of relief supplies to the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban still proving very difficult, The Salvation Army in The Philippines is working on alternative methods to get help to the thousands of people who are in desperate need.

Teams of Salvation Army volunteers are providing life-saving items such as bottled water, biscuits, bananas and bread for people who have been evacuated to Cebu and Manila from Tacloban. The initial outlay will provide food and water […]

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Salvation Army in The Philippines Prepares for ‘Significant Response’ to Typhoon

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Salvation Army teams in The Philippines are preparing to provide assistance to the thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda). More than 2,000 people are thought to have lost their lives in the disaster, with hundreds of thousands left without homes, power or clean water. The worst-hit areas are impossible to reach by road, and many communities have no means of making contact with the rest of the country, meaning that it is difficult […]

Salvation Army in Rwanda Responds to Increasing Refugee Numbers

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The Salvation Army in Rwanda is responding to the growing number of refugees fleeing across the border to escape ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A transit centre at Nkamira – initially built for 2,000 people then extended to 5,000 – now houses in excess of 9,000. Because of this, a new camp has been set up in Mugombwa, and people are already being moved there from the transit centre.

Most refugees have fled with only what they deemed […]

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Salvation Army Team in Jordan Begins Syrian Refugee Assistance

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A Salvation Army Army International Emergency Services team in Jordan is working with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to assist refugees fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria. The United Nations reports that more than two million people have fled Syria, with in excess of half a million seeking safety in Jordan.

Salvation Army emergency workers are being well supported by Mr Nader Duqmaq, the head of LWF’s Jordan office, and his team. They have been allocated room in the LWF office […]

Salvation Army Provides Physical and Emotional Support After Nairobi Terror Attack

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Following the horrific armed attack on the Westgate shopping centre in central Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, September 21, The Salvation Army has been supporting security personnel and blood donors. At least 69 people are known to have been killed in the incident, with a further 200 injured – some seriously.

As the severity of the situation unfolded, The Salvation Army was asked by colleagues in the Kenyan Red Cross to assist […]

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Salvation Army Provides Support to Survivors of Ottawa Train-Bus Collision

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A double-decker bus and a passenger train collided in Ottawa Wednesday morning, killing six people, and injuring more than 30 others.

The Salvation Army was called into service by Ottawa Fire. Three mobile canteens, and Salvation Army Chaplains are on the scene at a community centre in Nepean providing support to uninjured passengers and families of those affected, who are assembling there.

The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre is preparing more substantial meals as  recovery is expected to go into tomorrow.

Salvation Army Supports Survivors and First Responders of Colorado Flooding

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Denver, CO- A week of torrential downpours in the eastern Rocky Mountains has left a rising death toll, people still awaiting evacuation, and  thousands of damaged and destroyed homes.

Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel have provided more than 20,000 meals and nutritional items and 85,560 drinks to first responders, law enforcement, and evacuees.

In the past 24 hours The Salvation Army expanded its services in response to a growing need for assistance.

As flood waters move across the state, The Salvation Army prepares […]

Salvation Army Thrift Stores Raise $30,000 in Support of Disaster Relief

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Due to the generosity of its guests, Salvation Army thrift stores across the country raised more than $30,000 to aid survivors of the Alberta floods and Lac Megantic train derailment.

Funds raised are providing product and practical support to Salvation Army ministry units involved in relief efforts.

Those affected by these tragedies continue to be in great need.