Hurricane Felix, which struck Nicaragua on Tuesday 5 September 2007, has destroyed 9,000 homes, according to the Nicaraguan government. 38 people are confirmed dead, with another 80 missing. Honduras and Guatemala have also been hit.
Evacuations from coastal areas have begun in earnest, as a ‘potentially catastrophic’ hurricane threatens Central America. Church and development agencies have been working with local emergency committees to help communities create shelters.
The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid intends to double the number of volunteer teachers it recruits over the next two years to help share stories about the work of its 700 partner organisations in 50 developing countries.
BRIT and MOBO-award winning musician Lemar has described a multi-faith Birmingham Cut the Carbon rally at Millennium Point on Bank Holiday Monday as ‘amazing’ - and has backed popular action to pressure governments on global warming.
Christian Aid is sending £50,000 to local partner organisations in Ica, one of the regions most badly affected by the 8.0 magnitude quake which struck off the coast of Peru on 15 August 2007, claiming 500 lives and leaving thousands homeless.
The international development agency Christian Aid is protesting that a labour organisation it works with in Egypt has been refused permission to officially register its organisation, preventing its advocacy for workers' rights.
Visitors to the Greenbelt festival will have a chance to take an unusual round-the-world tour as Christian Aid’s Climate SOS exhibition goes on show this weekend. The exhibition features villages from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK.
Climate change campaigners will meet one of the UK’s biggest greenhouse polluters on Friday 24 August 2007 to urge the company to curb its emissions. They hope that personal persuasion as well as political pressure can bring about concrete change to save the planet.
The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is making £50,000 available to local partner organisations in Jamaica and Haiti to support their post-hurricane relief efforts. Churches worldwide have responded to the disaster.
The international development agency Christian Aid says the presidential and legislative elections which will be held on 11 August 2007 are a crucial test of whether Sierra Leone has truly turned away from conflict.