When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, it not only left a trail of ruined homes, flattened businesses and uprooted trees, it caused emotional trauma for many in the disaster’s path.
Mennonite Central Committee has learned that the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness has requested that Correctional Service Canada reconsider its decision to cut funding to the Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) programs across the country.
Three springs in the mountains around Desarmes, Haiti, supply abundant water for the 2,002 families who live in or near the small town. But until recently that didn’t mean everyone had easy or equitable access to that water.
As the devastation from Typhoon Haiyan continues to unfold in the Philippines, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is increasing its response to meet crucial needs for people on the eastern side of Leyte Island and working with partners to assess next steps for relief and recovery.
Kuaying Teng is the Pastor at Lao Christian Fellowship in St. Catharines, Ontario. This story features Pastor Teng, and focusses on his efforts of reconciliation in Laos, as well as advocating for a ban on cluster munitions.