Press Releases

Monday, May 23, 2011

Renewed Unrest in Abyei Threatens Sudanese Peace

May 23, 2011 Unrest in the town of Abyei, situated on the border between Sudan and the soon-to-be independent state of Southern Sudan, is raising concerns locally and internationally about a possible reprise of the civil war that ravaged the country for decades between 1955 and 2005. Northern troops invaded Abyei on May 21, 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Preparation for Flooding and Continued Storm Response

May 11, 2011 Heavy winter snowfall and spring rainstorms have caused the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to rise above flood level, prompting area residents to evacuate and compelling authorities to take action to mitigate property damage. On May 3, the US Army Corps of Engineers intentionally blew up a section of the Birds Point 

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Storm Response Update: Assessing Needs

May 2, 2011 Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting relief efforts in a number of Episcopal dioceses in the South and Southeast, after tornadoes in two separate storm systems (on April 16 and 27) caused catastrophic damage and claimed nearly 400 lives across eight states. In North Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of 

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Friday, Apr 29, 2011

Dioceses Respond to Storms in South and Southeast

April 29, 2011 Over 300 people have died throughout the South and Southeast after severe storms and tornadoes battered the region, causing widespread damage to homes and civic infrastructure. A large wave of storms struck on April 27, after an earlier cluster of storms had barreled through the Southeast over the 

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Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011

Southeastern Dioceses Prepare to Respond

April 20, 2011 A cluster of tornadoes swept the southeastern US over the weekend of April 16, killing at least 45 people across six states. Episcopal dioceses in the area are working to help congregations assess damage and respond to the immediate needs of members and others in impacted communities. Episcopal Relief 

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Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011

NetsforLife®: Achieving Progress and Impact

April 20, 2011 With over 247 million cases of malaria occurring annually,NetsforLife® continues to be an innovative global player in the fight against this deadly disease. In commemoration of World Malaria Day 2011: Achieving Progress and Impact, theNetsforLife® program partnership is working to ensure that 

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