Entries by shanti

Horn of Africa

Drought and Food Crisis The most severe drought in decades is threatening the lives of more than 11 million people — especially young children — in the Horn of Africa. Severe famine has ravaged parts of southern Somalia, and threatens to spread further if nothing is done to prevent it. Kenya and Ethiopia are also […]

Japan Relief

Devastation in Japan Disaster surges through Japan as an 8.9 earthquake and subsequent massive tsunami hit the country on March 11th. After going up to Sendai, Japan, to do initial assessment, Amurt/el  is now mobilizing  in Nagano collecting equipment and supplies and arranging vehicles etc. As all public transport to Sendai has been put on […]

Brazil Floods: Amurtel Responds

An update from our AMURT/AMURTEL team in Brazil: “… Amurt/el  is working to help the people in flooded areas of Teresopolis -RJ.  Yesterday a group of over 20 of us from Rio de Janeiro traveled to Teresopolis (120km) to take and distribute the donations that were delivered in our Rio Office. Although there were no deaths in this […]

Haiti: One Year Later

It has been one year since a massive earthquake rumbled underneath Port Au Prince-Haiti, bringing down half of the city’s buildings, and killing over 200,000 people.  The aftermath was shocking, and the road to recovery would be long and hard.  But hope lingered, as many Haitians knew that they would indeed recover, and live to […]