Press Releases

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to Floods in India

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting disaster response efforts in the West Bengal region of India after devastating floods caused by heavy rains, high tides and overwhelming amounts of water released from local reservoirs and dams.

 

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Responding to Famine in South Sudan

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting ongoing famine relief efforts in South Sudan through its ecumenical partnership with IMA World Health. IMA is working with its local partners to alleviate hunger and related health risks among people impacted by chronic food shortages and political conflict.

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Syria Crisis Response Updates

Episcopal Relief & Development is engaging the Syrian crisis through support to agencies in Syria, to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and in support of large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe.  The agency is in contact with Anglican Communion partners. 

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Supporting Displaced People in East Mosul, Kirkuk and Suleymaniyah

Episcopal Relief & Development is working through the ACT Alliance to support humanitarian relief work in Iraq. Working through Christian Aid, the ACT Alliance is coordinating multi-sector activities to serve 8,000 displaced families impacted by military operations around Mosul.

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Prayers after Flooding and Landslides in Sri Lanka

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Church of Ceylon’s Diocese of Colombo to feed more than 3,000 displaced people following severe and widespread flooding in Sri Lanka. These relief activities, led by the diocesan Board of Social Responsibility (BSR), are focused in five hard-hit districts where the Church’s strong presence can best meet local needs.

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Episcopal Partners Celebrate Five-Year Program Achievements for Healthy Children in Zambia

Episcopal Relief & Development and Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programmes (ZACOP) celebrated the five-year achievements of their flagship integrated Early Childhood Development Program at a forum in Lusaka on Wednesday, May 24.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Mourns the Loss of Nancy Marvel, Former Executive Director

Episcopal Relief & Development mourns the loss of Nancy Lowell Marvel, former Executive Director. A long-time resident of Pelham, New York, Nancy died on Monday, April 17 at the age of 85.

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Responding to El Niño Storms in Peru

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the ecumenical response of the ACT Alliance to severe El Niño-related storms in Peru. The ACT Alliance has been monitoring the situation through local partners, and will assist with temporary shelter, water and sanitation needs and psychosocial support for affected communities in the Ica region south of Lima.

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Episcopal Asset Map Celebrates 99 Dioceses, Invites Full Participation Across Church

The Episcopal Asset Map, an online platform showing the location and ministries of Episcopal churches, schools and other communities, is now officially active in all 99 dioceses in the US states. Map participation will expand to Episcopal Church dioceses in US territories and internationally, beginning with pilot programs in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. All Episcopalians are invited to take part in populating the map with information about their congregation, institution or ministry by suggesting updates through an easy online form.

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Prayers for People Impacted by January Tornadoes

Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with church leaders in areas of the southern and southeastern US that were impacted by tornadoes over January 21-23.

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