Tag: natural disasters

Exhausted Philippines survivors turn to God for comfort
Asia

Exhausted Philippines survivors turn to God for comfort

Originally published in Charisma News Families in the Philippines are facing the task of finding each other. The typhoon there has separated loved ones from each other across the country. As some begin to lose hope they’ll find their family members alive, many are relying on another hope to get […]

Philippines typhoon death toll is 4 460 people, says UN
Asia

Philippines typhoon death toll is 4 460 people, says UN

   World asked to support desperate relief effort Compiled from various online reports The United Nations says Super Typhoon Haiyen that ravaged the Philippines with 300 km-per-hour winds and 6 m storm surge has killed 4 460 people. The world body says it received confirmation on the death toll from […]

Samaritan’s Purse rushes relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims
North America

Samaritan’s Purse rushes relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Originally published in Charisma News One day after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast of the United States, international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse began deploying disaster relief units and staff to help victims of the storm. The disaster relief units–tractor trailers stocked with emergency supplies including chainsaws, tarps, and […]

Asia

Iran declining help in aftermath of quakes

Originally published in Baptist Press Iran is declining offers of assistance from other countries after twin earthquakes devastated rural villages in northwest Iran Saturday (Aug. 11), killing at least 306 people, most of them women and children. “Our prayers go out for those affected by these earthquakes. We are asking […]