Disaster Update: Mindanao, Philippines Earthquakes

Between October 16 and October 31, a series of three earthquakes struck the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The first, which took place on October 16, had a magnitude of 6.4. Another 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck October 29, followed just two days later by a 6.5 magnitude quake on October 31. The rapid succession of […]

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Disaster Update: Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan

UPDATE: As of October 15, the latest reports on Japanese Typhoon Hagibis state that 40 people have been killed.  Over 110,000 people are assisting in search and rescue operations, along with longterm relief work. The government has still not issued a request for international assistance. Over the weekend, Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan, leaving a trail […]

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Hurricane Dorian Update: The Power of the Local Church

Children in the Bahamas have been traumatized by what they have witnessed during Hurricane Dorian and its fallout, but local churches are trying to care for their mental health in meaningful, practical ways.

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Dorian Update: September 20, 2019

HURRICANE UPDATE: Due to the tireless work of humanitarian agencies and disaster response teams on the ground, most Bahamians in need have received assistance as of September 15. In the capital of Nassau, 16 different shelters are providing food, water, and medical care to over 2,000 evacuees. BGR is leading the emergency response on behalf of the IMB and […]

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Bahamian Pastors Share Their Heartbreak

Several pastors from the island of Grand Bahama sat down to share their congregant’s stories with BGR partners. Read about their response to the wreckage.

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Survivors Share Stories from Bahamian Ghost Towns

Through interviews with some of the few remaining residents in hard-hit regions of the islands, such as Marsh Harbour, BGR was able to get a clearer picture of just how instantaneous the hurricane’s onslaught was.

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Concerns Rise for Island Communities

“We are doing well – thanks be to God!” One Baptist pastor, John Mark, shared his personal experience with Hurricane Dorian and the aftershocks it caused. Read about his family’s resilience.

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Mother and Child Saved in Dorian Wreckage

As stories are starting to come in from our teams on the ground, we have been encouraged by hearing about God’s continued provision during this time of unimaginable pain for Bahamians. On their ride into a majorly affected region, one of our partners struck up a conversation with a local taxi driver who had family […]

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UPDATE: 5,000 Bahamians Seeking Shelter

BGR has received word from partners on the ground that an estimated 5,000 Bahamians have been evacuated and are actively seeking shelter. Another 1,650 who were not able to flee are still seeking other solutions. As of Thursday, September 12, additional teams have landed and will be further helping rehabilitate the affected communities.

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Update: BGR Responding to Evacuees’ Needs

BGR emergency relief teams have now been on the ground for several days responding to Hurricane Dorian. On the main island of Grand Bahama, life is beginning to return to normal. Businesses are open and running, and some semblance of routine has been returned to the major cities. The Abaco Islands, however, have been completely destroyed. Abaco residents […]

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