Disaster Ministry News


Emergency Disaster Fund supports aid for Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew (January 20, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed a grant of $50,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support the next phase of response to devastation in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew. The storm hit the island on Oct. 4, 2016, as a powerful category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage and considerable losses, and up to 1,600 deaths. Read more »


Violence continues in Nigeria, report Church of the Brethren and EYN staff (January 14, 2017)

Although we have seen Facebook posts and news releases stating that the Nigerian army has defeated the Boko Haram, violence still continues in northeast Nigeria. Most of the ongoing attacks in the Madagali and Gwoza area are not reported anywhere. One big attack, killing or injuring over 100 people in a Madagali market in December, did make the news. Read more »


Nigeria Crisis Response provides overview of work in 2016 (January 14, 2017)

A summary of the Nigeria Crisis Response work carried out in 2016 has been provided to Newsline by coordinator Roxane Hill. The Nigeria Crisis Response is a joint effort of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries are both involved in the effort. The following summary covers the year through November and includes tallies of accomplishments in the seven areas of focus. For more about the Nigeria Crisis Response go to www.brethren.org/nigeriacrisis . Read more »


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BDM Features


Children’s Disaster Services teams respond to WA mudslide
March 28, 2014
Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has deployed volunteer teams in response to the catastrophic mudslide in Washington. The teams will care for children who have lost or missing family members.

Tindog Tacloban (Stand Up Tacloban)
January 29, 2014
On their recent trip to the Philippines, Roy Winter and Peter Barlow heard stories that "bring tears." They found people who are intensely worried about their future after Typhoon Haiyan.

Hope is renewed for Hurricane Irene survivors
December 11, 2013
Two years after the flood, Bob and Donna were frustrated and angry. But that began to change shortly after BDM volunteers arrived to repair their damaged home.

Home for the holidays: Volunteers help Sandy survivor return home
November 27, 2013
After Super Storm Sandy destroyed her house, Tina W, a single mother of three, lived in her car while her children stayed with relatives. Finally, they have been reunited in their rebuilt home.

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