Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, BGR is not far away. 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.

Philippine Earthquake Update: 

On Thursday, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the central Philippines, injuring a few dozen people. It also caused some damage about eight miles from Ormoc on the island of Leyte. BGR worked there in 2013 after the most intense cyclone in Philippine history, Cyclone Yolanda, struck the area and killed more than 6,300. The U.S. Geological Survey said people felt the quake strongest in the Leyte towns of Kananga and Jaro. Damage to a few buildings has been reported, but so far, no official numbers regarding damages, injuries, or fatalities have been released. BGR is assessing the need and will post updates as warranted.

Disaster Response

6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles central Philipines

On Thursday, July 6, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the central Philippines. Pray for those affected by the quake.

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BGR partners repsond to flooding in Sri Lanka

Constant rains in Sri Lanka have resulted in flooding across seven districts. BGR is assisting national partners as they respond.

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Feeling the warmth

You’re shivering in -40 degree Fahrenheit weather. You hold your children close…

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The underrated school supply

You gave Hamid a huge boost in his education.

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A blanket blessing

A blanket is more than a piece of fabric. It’s a message. When you bought Ghada blankets to tuck around her children…

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A simple food packet changes everything

A flood had devastated his village, and the economy faltered.

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For Eman, freedom is the feeling of movement—the sensation of motion.

For a while, this 6-year-old simply laid on the ground each day in the displacement camp where her family lived.

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Warming more than just fingers

When the cold bit her fingers, you warmed them. When she needed dinner, you helped her get the pot boiling.

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Helping the least of these

“My home was destroyed. We are living in this shelter …”

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Recovery work proceeds after Hurricane Matthew

Yesterday, our partners sent two trucks with 12 tons of food into affected areas.

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Pray for Central Asia

Heavy snowfalls have covered the mountains of Central Asia more this year than locals have seen in seven decades. As the snow melts, avalanches and landslides damage villages and destroy houses.

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Prayers for Hurricane Recovery

Please continue praying for those affected by the storm and for those working tirelessly to provide roofs, clean water and food to those in need.

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Prayer for Cuba

Please pray for those affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba.

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PRAYER NEEDED: Hurricane Matthew

PRAYER NEEDED: Hurricane Matthew is currently making its way toward Haiti, Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.

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Relief efforts for Ecuador earthquake survivors continue.

Please pray for the Ecuador Baptist Convention’s work as members engage 30 damaged areas with relief efforts.

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Pray for Ecuador

Two aftershocks rattled people in Ecuador on Wednesday.

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Earthquake Hits Ecuador

Pray for those affected by the 7.8 earthquake that hit Ecuador on Saturday.

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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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Nepal: Thank You for Your Faithful Partnership

After a great tragedy, you have helped make a great change in Nepal.

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Nepal: Don’t Forget Nepal

Don’t forget that thousands are still without shelter in Nepal. Monsoon season is here and we need your help to rebuild!

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Nepal: Rebuild Nepal with us

Help us rebuild Nepal and keep families dry during monsoon season. A shelter can help protect a family of 6 from the harsh rains. For only $100 you can give one family a dry place to stay.

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Nepal: Helping to rebuild a safe Nepal

The middle-aged Nepali woman stood in stunned silence. Did she hear the American right? Her house was still standing. How could it be unlivable?

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Nepal: Earthquake Update – Food Delivery

More than a week after a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, BGR workers and partners are delivering food to survivors.

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Nepal: Earthquake Update

Help us bring hope to the Nepalese people in the midst of this tragedy.

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Nepal: A week later

One of the team leaders explains what BGR is doing to help meet the needs of those in Nepal a week after the devastating earthquake.

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Nepal: Thank you for helping us respond in Nepal!

Thank you for helping us get hands and feet on the ground to respond to the greatest needs in Nepal.

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Making a difference in South Sudan

This is a video monthly update from the projects in the South Sudan.

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