Posts Tagged: Africa

West Africa in the wake of deadly Ebola outbreak

Salvation Army Provides Aid to West Africa in the Wake of Deadly Ebola Outbreak

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The number of people who have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history has risen to more than 930. Since its initial outbreak that first began in Guinea in March 2014, the virus has spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory shares a partnership with Liberia and Sierra Leone, carrying out its mission of hope, healing and transformation. In response to the outbreak The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory is providing: sanitizer, chlorine and other chemicals; gloves, mouth guards and safety

Salvation Army transforms refugees lives in Uganda camp

Salvation Army Assists Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

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Ongoing conflicts and fighting have gripped South Sudan, forcing more than 1.5 million at-risk people to flee from their homes. The International Salvation Army, including the Canada and Bermuda Territory, is responding to the plight of refugees seeking safety in nearby Uganda. It is estimated that more than 550,000 registered refugees have fled the war-torn country since December 2013 with 100,000 arriving in Uganda between March and May 2014. The situation in Uganda changes day by day as new refugees arrive from Sudan without even the most basic of possessions—including

Salvation Army Responds to Building Collapse in Ghana

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On hearing news of the collapse of a six-storey department store in the suburb of Achimota in Accra, Ghana, a team of Salvation Army staff was dispatched from its territorial headquarters with a supply of drinks and snacks for emergency services personnel. Public Relations Secretary Major Justice Incoom was warmly received at the site by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, who was coordinating the rescue effort. The major was told that many of the police, fire, ambulance and military personnel had been working at the scene of the accident

Salvation Army Responds to Crisis in Central Africa

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The Salvation Army in central Africa is responding to a growing humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes because of fighting between government troops and rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some of the displaced people are living in temporary camps within the country but many have fled across the eastern border, seeking safety in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Clean water and food is in short supply, and many people have travelled without even the most basic of possessions – including clothing. Statistics to date

Salvation Army Responds at Nigeria Plane Crash Site

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The Salvation Army in Nigeria is responding after a plane crashed into a residential area near Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Sunday 3 June. All 153 passengers were killed, along with an unknown number of casualties on the ground. A team of Salvation Army officers was dispatched to the evacuation site on Monday morning. They spoke with representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and others who are at the site dealing with the aftermath of the accident. It quickly became clear that the most urgent need was

Kenyan Drought Situation Remains Fragile

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Turkana, in North West Kenya, remains the major focal point for The Salvation Army Kenya West Territory’s drought response activities. Short-term relief programs are being delivered for struggling communities suffering the direct effects of the drought. A Salvation Army International Emergency Services (IES) team has been working in the area for a month. The situation remains fragile as communities wait for the anticipated seasonal November rains in the hope that they will begin to replenish the dwindling water table.Water continues to be delivered to primary schools and outlying village communities

Salvation Army Kenya Launches Famine Relief Program

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The Salvation Army’s Kenya East Territory has begun a three-month famine relief program in Isiolo District, at a cost of 13.5 million Kenyan shillings (US$136,000). The territory is partnering with The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services to provide assistance. In the first phase of the exercise 5,000 people were given enough food to last a month. Identified families received a 50-kilogramme bag of maize and three litres of cooking oil. The Salvation Army team is trying to source beans which can be added to future packages. Distribution took place at

Uganda Update 1

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The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services team arrived in Uganda on September 10 to assist with drought relief efforts. Major Rick Shirran, Canadian officer/pastor and Finance Officer for the team reports: • Five of nine monthly food distributions have been completed • Suppliers of maize flower and beans are men of integrity, supplying The Salvation Army with highest quality of these items • At times rain, mud holes and stranded trucks has hampered distribution. • The team is determining exact location of several borehole sites that will provide safe, clean