Many hands, one mind: relief: A long term project.

 
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Sometimes it feels as if every time you turn on the news you are hearing about another disaster somewhere in the world. And it is easy to feel disheartened and helpless. PWRDF was founded in the wake of one disaster, the Springhill Mine Disaster in October, 1958, and has been responding to disasters in Canada and around the world on behalf of Canadian Anglicans ever since.

In the last few years, the frequency of major disasters seems to be on the rise. Earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and floods. Conflicts and wars. The number of people displaced by human caused and natural disasters is at 65 million and rising. 10 million are now stateless, having no official country. 130 million are surviving thanks to humanitarian aid. Half of these are children.

PWRDF responds to many of these situations, providing relief in the immediate, short, medium and long-terms. In this issue of Under the Sun, you will learn about what disaster relief looks like in each of these stages, read about how PWRDF is continuing to respond to needs in Nepal and Syria, as well as in Fort McMurray, and about how we work with people who have been displaced from their homes for years as they work to support themselves in the refugee camps in which...

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