Disaster Response: Latest Updates

When a disaster strikes, BGR is not far away with excellent disaster response. Working through our expert staff, local partners and trained volunteers, we provide food, water, shelter, medical help, and hope to those who have experienced life-devastating disaster events.

If you wish to help in any of these disasters, you can donate to the general BGR disaster relief fund below.

*To help respond to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, give to the BGR disaster relief fund below.*

Disaster Response

You Helped Provide Clean Camp Facilities!

Your generous donations helped curb the impact of mass flooding in Mozambique and provided sanitary hand-washing stations and latrines for internally displaced communities along the Rovubwe River!

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Disaster Update: Chinese Earthquake

On June 17th, 2:55 p.m., local time, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province in southwestern China. Based on the magnitude and the number of people in the affected area, the quake could have a medium humanitarian impact, according to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.

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Cyclone Fani: Update and Praise

Join us in lifting thanks for the millions of lives that were spared and for peace and recovery for those who lost homes, businesses, and livelihoods.

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Cyclone Fani: Disaster Update

(Credit NOAA) Cyclone Fani is poised to be the largest, strongest cyclone to make landfall in India in 20 years. With 100 million people in the path of this monster storm, the damage could be catastrophic. Currently, officials are encouraging people to evacuate areas at-risk and offering advice for those who are choosing to stay. […]

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Making a Way: Road repairs rescue a village cut off by a landslide

But when a landslide cut an entire village off from their only source of income, there was no traffic detour. And winter was coming. Now, a little road construction has literally saved this village.

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UPDATE: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

Nearly 35,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed in wake of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth. Read more.

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Update: BGR Responds to Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Pray for those in Mozambique affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth just weeks after Cyclone Idai.

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Sri Lanka Bombings

On Easter Sunday, a horrible series of bombings in Sri Lanka left grief, fear, and unanswered questions throughout the country, the world, and the global body of Christ. At BGR, our hearts break for the families who are forever changed in the wake of these attacks. The latest death toll stands at 358, with many […]

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Help When It Hurts: Police officers learn first aid just in time for volcano eruption

When Volcano Fuego erupted in Guatemala, police officers, fresh from the first aid training you supported, rushed toward the hurting.

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Hope Rising: A family’s flood-damaged home is restored

When floodwaters swallowed nearly an entire village, the spirit of survival carried the day. This is one family’s story of perseverance, hope, and restoration.

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Pray for Disaster Response after a Cyclone

The people of Mozambique have been hit by not one, but two horrendous cyclones within the span of two months. The devastation has been horrific. Cyclone Idai had killed more than 600 people ahead of Cyclone Kenneth, which made landfall on April 2008, dumping heavy rains on the capital, destroying 30,000 homes, and displacing over […]

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Pray for Disaster Response | after Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai made landfall on March 14, directly hitting the city of Beira, Mozambique. This devastating cyclone dumped massive amounts of rain in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, resulting in 447 confirmed deaths and over 110,000 people now displaced from their homes. The storm left the city badly damaged by extremely heavy winds and rains. Flooding is […]

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Continue to pray for | Guatemalan volcano survivors

As this response is winding down, we still ask for your prayers and support. Read more to find ways you can pray.

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Pray for Fire Recovery in Africa

In December, a fire broke out in the slums of a large, Sub-Saharan Africa city. Many families lost their homes and property. BGR partners began gathering information about those affected and sought ways to show Christ’s love. They reached out to BGR for help providing mattresses, bed linens, cooking utensils, pots, hygiene kits, and stoves. […]

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Pray for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

Join BGR in prayer for Hurricane Irma recovery and the looming arrival of Hurricane Maria.

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Hurricane Irma: Pray for disaster recovery efforts

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the Caribbean during the past few days, and now our teams are on their way to assess damage and needs. Please pray for disaster recovery efforts.

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Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Carribean, please be in prayer for those being affected by the storm.

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Pray for those bracing for Hurricane Irma

Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Irma as they prepare for landfall. BGR is in touch with partners on the ground and is standing by to help as needed.

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Pray for those in the midst of crisis from disasters

Pray for those in the midst of crisis from flooding in South Asia, mudslides in Sierra Leone, crisis in Venezuela, and Hurricane Harvey in the US.

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Pray for Flooding in Nepal

We got word from our partners that there is that there is seasonal flooding in Nepal. Please join us in praying for those experiencing this heavy flooding. Pray for safety and minimal damage.

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Photos of Mozambique Disaster Response BGR Kids

These photos will help paint a picture of BGR’s response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. They were taken by a BGR partner on the field and may be used for BGR promotional purposes only. Click the “Download” button below to download a .zip file.

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Mozambique Update for Kids BGR Kids

Click the “download” button below to download a PDF with an update and prayer requests for Mozambique.

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Gift Catalog Flyer – Disaster Relief

Check out other categories for the Gift Catalog Flyers to share with your friends, family, and church!   If you would like to order more catalogs, visit our free materials page! ORDER NOW

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BGR Disaster Response Volunteer Information

Download this document to find out training requirements for volunteering with BGR after a disaster.

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Stone 4 months ago

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in trauma and PTSD. Who can I talk to about doing contract work for BGR in Mozambique?


Mary Satterwhite 4 months ago

Hi! Thank you for your message. If you will send an email with this information and your contact information through our contact page, we will forward it on to the right people. At this point we are responding with people already on the ground, but are happy to forward your information on. https://gobgr.org/contact-us/