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.*
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.
(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. […]
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.
Pray for those in Mozambique affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth just weeks after Cyclone Idai.
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 […]
When Volcano Fuego erupted in Guatemala, police officers, fresh from the first aid training you supported, rushed toward the hurting.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
As this response is winding down, we still ask for your prayers and support. Read more to find ways you can pray.
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. […]
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.
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.
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.