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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]