LATEST UPDATE: Integral Disaster Response
Photo: Syrian refugees, Jordan. Family in isolated tent in Jordan Valley. © Tearfund partner Medair 2013. Photo: Eleanor Bentall
Wayne de Jong, World Renew’s Disaster Response and Rehabilitation Director says, “World Renew has been implementing a number of relatively small projects in Syria and Lebanon over the past year. Now, with the support of the Integral Alliance and its Members, World Renew plans to significantly increase its outreach to displaced people within Syria and refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. Assistance will include food, rent support, kitchen utensils, medicines, hygiene supplies and bedding. Integral has a very collaborative approach, and its Members have strong relationships with local Christian denominations and organizations who are very well connected to impacted communities. These factors will make an efficient and effective program possible, which reaches thousands of families in desperate need, regardless of their religion or race.”
LATEST INTEGRAL DISASTER NEWS
Cyclone Mahasen reached landfall in Bangladesh on 16 May 2013. Although the impact of the cycone was not as severe as anticipated, there has been extensive loss of homes and livelihoods in certain regions. Integral has held one teleconference to date to better coordinate its Members' responses to this situation, and is facilitating on-going communication and cooperation between its Members in Bangladesh at a country level.