The Council General in Paris is calling for our help for the victims of the mudslide in the Philippines.April 17, 2006 Dear Sister and Brother Vincentians, Re: Assistance for the Philippines The Council General in Paris is calling for our help. As you know, in February an unprecedented mudslide virtually demolished the village of St. [...]
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Barely a year ago, the world watched in horror as a thundering tsunami devastated the lives of millions in Southeast Asia. This year, a massive earthquake hit Pakistan and landslides buried villages in Guatemala. Closer to home, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita slammed into our nation’s Gulf Coast with staggering violence. We witnessed the breaking apart [...]
ReliefWeb, the global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters, notes the role of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.Hurricane victims appreciated grass-roots, person-to-person approach The Society of St. Vincent de Paul did not “go in” to aid hurricane victims. It was already there. Full story Related FAMVIN Posts:No Related [...]
Reuters AlertNet is a humanitarian news network based around a popular website. It aims to keep relief professionals and the wider public up-to-date on humanitarian crises around the globe. AlertNet attracts upwards of three million users a year, has a network of more than three hundred contributing humanitarian organizations and its weekly email digest is [...]
Unofficial reports indicate that the Daughters of Charity Provincialate in Evansville was some miles away from the devastating tornados Saturday evening.Since they administer St. Mary Hospital all its staffwere called in to work. Please pray for all concerned. More reports as they become available. Related FAMVIN Posts:No Related FAMVIN Posts
It’s Not Fair: Disasters in Poor Countries – A look at why diasters hit the poor the hardest. • About 95 percent of deaths caused by disasters occur in poor countries. A disaster of similar nature and size causes more deaths in poor countries than in rich ones. • After a disaster, disease spreads quickly [...]
With more than 233 deaths and almost 100.000 evacuated people that were assisted in 500 hostels established in Guatemala, El Salvador, and in the south state of México, Chiapas. In many of these places the church has played an important role in giving help to the most vulnerable groups.Now, the sun rays have appeared slightly [...]
Hurricane Stan was not very strong, ranging between category 1 and a tropical storm. But even if a weak cyclone arrives in a poor zone it can cause hundreds of deaths, as has happened on this occasion. The hurricane has caused, at least, 250 deaths in Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras) and Mexico. [...]
We have just received a report of Katrina Relief efforts at 4 of the 5 campuses of Vincentian-sponsored SJU.The following link details the efforts on each of the following campuses: Jamaica, Staten Island, Manhatten and Oadkdale. Full Story Related FAMVIN Posts:No Related FAMVIN Posts
There have been a number of updates to the Vincentian Encyclopedia article on the Vincentian Family and Hurricane Katrina.We just received a summary of the Eastern Province relief efforts. Main page <a href=http://www.famvin.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina_and_the_Vincentian_Family#Congregation_of_the_Mission_Relief_Initiatives<eastern Province Related FAMVIN Posts:No Related FAMVIN Posts
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