After the worst flooding in a century, southwest India is devastated. More than 300 people died and about 1.2 million people were forced from their homes.
The UN recently announced that Yemen is rapidly spiraling into the worst famine the world has seen in the past century. As the war continues, Yemenis face tremendous suffering. Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and conditions there continue to deteriorate rapidly. As support is available, we want to seize the opportunity to provide suffering Yemenis with food, water, and other emergency aid.
The death toll continues to rise as rescue workers recover bodies of those killed by an earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi, Indonesia, on September 28. Some perished when their homes collapsed. Others were carried out to sea when the twenty-foot tsunami wave swept ashore. The official death toll is around 1,400, but many are not yet accounted for. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed at least 66,000 homes.
A wildfire raged out of control near Athens, Greece, in late July. At least 91 people died in the blaze and many others were injured. In one seaside village, residents fled into the sea to escape the horrifying fire. Officials estimate that more than 1,000 homes were destroyed. CAM is working with contacts in Greece… Read more
This year’s rainy season brought disaster to many areas of Kenya. Weeks of steady rain proved to be deadly and destructive. Approximately 270,000 Kenyans have been displaced and more than 100 have died. In the Kisumu area, houses had waist-deep water in them and acres of highly anticipated crops were destroyed. CAM distributed food and… Read more
Contacts in Gaza report overwhelming needs for food and medical care A Gazan man opened his fridge door and showed our contact the two tomatoes and two bottles of water it contained. That was all the food he had on hand. “We need you to feed my people,” he pled. Desperate Gazans, forgotten by much… Read more
Abdul* is an Iraqi refugee. He has a severe health condition which affects his heart and lungs. At six years old he weighs only 36 pounds. Most of this little boy’s energy goes into just staying alive. Abdul’s village was destroyed in a crossfire last year. He and his family live in a refugee camp…. Read more
Christian literature for a country in crisis The future looks grim for the people of Venezuela. A corrupt socialist government has thrown the country deep into an economic crisis, and the value of money has dwindled to almost nothing. Families struggle to survive. Tens of thousands are leaving the country Desperate for a better life,… Read more
After more than 1,000 days of civil war and 9,000 bombings in Yemen, homes and jobs are left in shambles. “People everywhere started losing their jobs and . . . were not paid salaries anymore,” reported one citizen. Every day, two out of three families don’t know if they will have food to eat. CAM… Read more
CAM provides food and other aid for the suffering Seven years of war have left Syria battered, and still the fighting continues. While the war’s intensity has ebbed and flowed, 2018 brought a marked increase in violence. During one skirmish in February, 500 people were killed in one week’s time near the capital city of… Read more
Thousands in need of medical care and clean water Salim, 10 years old, sits beside his mother under a black tarp on a bumpy dirt slope. His face lights up with a smile as he talks about how he and his friends used to go to the hills and feed the cows back in Myanmar… Read more
Seven years ago the tiny country of Lebanon welcomed its first Syrian war refugees. Today, there are more than 1 million refugees there. And the war in Syria grinds on with no end in sight. In most cases, jobs aren’t available to these refugees, or it is illegal for them to work. Also, more than… Read more
Hurricane Nate brought three days of torrential rain to the already-saturated ground in Nicaragua. Two months later, some poor families are still sleeping on wet mats in flimsy makeshift shelters because the rains haven’t allowed things to dry out. Some have developed a fungus in their feet from the wet conditions. We here at CAM-Nicaragua… Read more
Update: The number of cholera cases in Yemen has now reached one million, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. More than 2,200 people have died. Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration; if left untreated, the disease can kill quickly. Health officials fear a new wave of cholera… Read more
All of us have those moments that we will always remember. Experiences that impact us, that reach way down inside and grab a hold of us, and don’t let go. They change us, they color the way we see the world, they motivate us, they inspire us. Most of these experiences are not easy ones…. Read more