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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Japanese Church Continues Relief, Plans Recovery

Latest News: 7/29: Newsletter from NSKK (June 2011) July 8, 2011 On March 11, 2011, a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Japan and caused a tsunami that swept away houses and flooded towns up to 6 miles inland. It was the biggest earthquake to strike Japan since modern record-keeping began in 1900; 

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Tornadoes in Missouri and Oklahoma, Flooding in Upper Midwest

May 27, 2011 At least 132 people are dead after a massive tornado tore through the town of Joplin, Missouri, on May 22. The storm caused severe property damage, destroying homes and businesses, and disabling one of the major hospitals in town. Electricity and phone services were cut off, and many roads remain impassable due to

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Japan Update: Food Aid for Nursing Homes

Latest News:3/31: Japan archbishop visits devastated Sendai, issues message to Anglican Communion (ENS) March 29, 2011 More than two weeks ago, on March 11, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast near the Japanese town of Sendai, causing a tsunami that devastated large areas of the country’s 

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Central America Suffers Storms, Flooding and Landslides

October 20, 2011 Over the past week, two tropical depressions closed in Central America from the Pacific and western Caribbean. Heavy rains have caused devastating flooding and landslides, claiming more than 100 lives. In El Salvador, the hardest hit country, the Lempa and Grande rivers overflowed onto already-saturated ground.

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Church of Sudan Builds Peace, Serves Returning Refugees During Country’s Transition

January 27, 2011 During the week of January 9, Southern Sudanese living throughout the country and even overseas cast their ballots in a historic referendum to decide whether the South would secede. This referendum was the culmination of the five-year Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which marked the official end of the 

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

July Web Series Feature Partners in Solomon Islands and Friends in Mississippi

July 20, 2011 The Power of Partnerships this month highlights the work of Episcopal Relief & Development’s partner, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, to equip farmers in the Solomon Islands to respond to rising sea levels. By employing innovative permaculture methods and importing saline-resistant plant

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