International Disaster Alerts
Philippines Typhoon Bopha/Pablo
A horrible Category 5 Typhoon struck the Philippines causing massive damage and destruction. The United Church of Christ is reaching out to provide support.
UCC Issues Appeal for 2013 China Earthquake
April 22, 2013
April 17, 2013
On April 16, there was a 7.8 Earthquake along the Iran and Pakistan border. So far, there have been 46 confirmed deaths and many people who have obtained injuries.
November 5, 2012
The Syria webpage is designed to hold the most current information associated with the UCC's response to such a devastating situation that is impacting millions of people.
Conflict in Syria Spurs Appeal
October 23, 2012
United Church of Christ supporting displaced Syrians - issues appeal for $100,000 for humanitarian response
August 28, 2012
United Church of Christ Global Sharing of Resources staff are monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac and reaching out to partners and colleagues to offer assistance in the wake of the storm.
An Update on Syria
August 16, 2012
One Great Hour of sharing, United Church of Christ, is responding to the current situation in Syria. Thousands of people are displaced from their homes and most do not have the basic necessities needed to survive.
Strong Earthquake hits Mexico
March 12, 2012
A 7.4 Earthquake rocked parts of Mexico on March 20, 2012. While it is still early, there have been no reports of deaths, but several homes, schools, and other buildings have been damaged. The United Church of Christ is contacting its partners to access the damage and determine a response.
Syria in the News
February 28, 2012
Entire villages stand empty as thousands of Syrians have fled their homes to escape the violent conflict between government and opposition forces. Learn how you can help.
Typhoon Sendong (Washi) wreaks devastation on Mindanao, Philippines
December 20, 2011
Global Ministries sends One Great Hour of Sharing emergency funds to United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) in support of relief efforts to deliver essential food, clean water and medicines.
Assistance to Van Earthquake Survivors
November 2, 2011
Ken and Betty Frank, Mission Personnel currently serving in Turkey, tell of efforts to assist people in the rgion of Van, Turkey, an area recently hit by earthquake.
Extreme Flooding in Thailand
October 28, 2011
Thailand is currently experiencing the worst disaster throughout history. The situation is grim and will possibly take many years to return to any sense of normalcy as it struggles to recover from the floods.
How do you respond to a 7.2 earthquake that happens approximately 780 miles away from you?
October 26, 2011
Betty and Ken Frank, Mission Personnel currently serving in Turkey, comment on the 7.2 earthquake from October 23, 2011.
ACT Alliance responds to Turkey Earthquake
October 24, 2011
A major 7.2 earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Sunday, October 23. First estimates project over 200,000 people are affected. BBC news reports some 265 people died and 1,140 were injured, according to Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin.
UCC Launches Eastern Horn of Africa Drought and Famine Appeal
July 26, 2011
The United Church of Christ issued a $250,000 emergency relief appeal as a result of a drought causing food shortage affecting more than 10 million people in East Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya).
March 16, 2011
One Great Hour of Sharing funds provide much needed supplies to Japanese earthquake/tsunami survivors.
Today, a $25,000 One Great Hour of Sharing grant is being rushed to Church World Service to support emergency relief efforts in Japan.
Massive Earthquake off Japan triggers tsunami
March 11, 2011
A massive 8.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan at 2:46 pm local time, March 11, causing extensive damage and triggering a huge tsunami. Tsunami warnings have been issued for 20 countries across the Pacific basin, extending to the United States, Mexico and the coast of South America.
New Zealand Earthquake
February 23, 2011
Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand was rocked Tuesday, February 22, by a deadly and destructive earthquake.
Flooding in Sri Lanka
February 11, 2011
On January 10, 2011, the eastern coast of Sri Lanka was hit by the worst floods in over 50 years. Heavy rains led to severe flooding in several communities with lagoon waters. Roads were washed out and numerous villages were forced to evacuate.
Haiti earthquake response
January 12, 2011
Haiti situation remains challenging - United Church of Christ continues response.
Emergency Situation in Haiti
November 10, 2010
Hurricane Tomas reached Haiti bringing with it rising water levels in South and South East Jacmel Departments. Winds of 85-mph have damaged banana plantations, and forcing evacuations among the 1.3 million people displaced by January’s landmark earthquake.
Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcanic Eruptions
October 26, 2010
SITUATION: Indonesia is dealing with two disasters: a powerful earthquake that triggered a tsunami that killed at least 113 people, with the death toll rising, and a volcanic eruption that has prompted displacement of hundreds.
UCC launches $300,000 Appeal for Pakistan
August 27, 2010
Today the United Church of Christ issued a special disaster appeal seeking $300,000 to support the emergency relief and long-term rehabilitation initiatives of Church World Service in Pakistan.
Pakistan flooding worsens
August 5, 2010
SITUATION: The death toll from Pakistan's worsening floods has risen to 1,400, with the flood worsening as raging river waters move from the northwest part of the country to the Punjab - the nation's agricultural heartland - and to Sindh, Reuters' AlertNet reported. Hundreds of villages have been submerged; at least 1.5 million have been displaced and that number is expected to increase. In all, more than 3.2 million people are in some way affected by the flooding.
Widespread Flooding in Pakistan
July 28, 2010
Torrential rains during monsoon season has left at least 1,000 persons dead in Pakistan. The scale of the disaster appears to be beyond the capacity of the government of Pakistan to respond alone.
UCC Partners Rush to Aid China Earthquake Survivors
April 14, 2010
ALERT: A 7.1-magnitude Earthquake Hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Northwest China
UCC Responds with Chilean partners to powerful earthquake
February 27, 2010
A devastating magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile on February 27. It also set off a tsunami that threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean
Earthquake and Tsunamis strike South Pacific – UCC reaches out to partners
October 5, 2009
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009 causing significant tsunami washes which have resulted in numerous deaths and much damage. The UCC is sending prayers and resources in support of our partners.
Torrential floods strike Philippines – UCC rushes support to partners
September 29, 2009
Churches and church-based organizations in the Philippines are helping thousands of families, who have lost relatives, homes and other properties after tropical storm Ketsana unleashes torrential floods.
Pakistan's Displaced Population Grows
May 27, 2009
Over 3 million people have been reportedly displaced by the conflict in Pakistan, and that number continues to grow. Most severely impacted are the children. The United Church of Christ has responded with an initial grant of $10,000.
Assistance Needed for Conflict-Displaced Persons in Sri Lanka
May 22, 2009
The United Church of Christ is working with local partners to assist large number of internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka.
Conflict intensives in Gaza - Help UCC provide humanitarian aid
January 5, 2009
The United Church of Christ expanded the Gaza Crisis appeal to include an additional $100,000 for immediate and long term needs. Some civilians are reportedly injured, stuck in their homes, and have no food or water.
UCC Myanmar Cyclone Response
May 20, 2008
Cyclone Nargis leaves over 22,000 dead and one million homeless in Myanmar. UCC/OGHS opens appeal for $100,000.
Massive earthquake strikes China – UCC rushes support to partners
May 20, 2008
On Saturday May 12, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southwest China. Relief efforts are underway as aid and support begins to reach those devastated by the earthquake.
Sudan: A Responsibility to Protect
May 1, 2008
The United Church of Christ is supporting emergency response operations in Darfur, Sudan as a founding member of Action by Churches Together, Intl. Your generous gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing and the special Sudan/Darfur Crisis appeal make this life-saving ministry possible.
Iraq Humanitarian Aid Appeal
January 1, 2008
Your gifts are needed now to provide essential life sustaining food, water, health care and education for war-affected Iraqi families displaced in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Help the United Church of Christ meet our goal of $100,000 in support.
UCC helps provide support to 35,500 survivors of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh
November 18, 2007
The United Church of Christ has provided support to the ACT International Rapid Response Fund which is being utilized to support 35,500 people following Cyclone Sidr.
Hurricane strikes Yankee Stadium
October 9, 2007
A powerful hurricane - known as Cleveland - struck Yankee Stadium on Monday evening - wiping out the hopes of countless New Yorkers.
Hurricane Felix Update
September 7, 2007
Central America has suffered significant damage in the wake of Hurricane Felix. Nicaragua and Honduras are particularly hard hit. One Great Hour of Sharing responds.
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Global Sharing Of Resources
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Global Sharing Of Resources
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