A Thanksgiving Story: MRE Reviews

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 14:36
As we are all still reveling in Thanksgiving glory, complete with delicious, tender turkey; creamy mashed potatoes; baked casseroles of all varieties; toasty bread; and of course, pies – I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the less delectable Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) that we consumed during our recent deployment to the … Read More


Iraq: Iraq: Floods - Nov 2018 - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:00
GLIDE number: FL-2018-000414-IRQ
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood
Affected countries: Iraq

Torrential rainfall on 22-23 November caused severe flooding across Iraq, leading to the displacement of thousands of people and multiple deaths and injuries. Ninewa and Salah al-Din are the most heavily affected governorates, with bridges, roads and villages being inundated; damage was also recorded in the southern part of the country. An estimated 10,000 people in Salah al-Din and 15,000 people in Ninewa need assistance, including thousands of families living in IDP camps. (OCHA, 25 Nov 2018)

Assessments by humanitarian actors in Ninewa have identified immediate needs as tent replacement, provision of WASH services, and drainage/clearing operations in the Qayyarah Airstrip camp, Jeddah camps 1 through 6, Salamiyah camps 1 & 2, Hamam Al Alil camp 2 and Nimrud Camp. Food rations and NFI kits are also required as people remain displaced from home. In Salah al-Din, Rapid Needs Assessments have identified immediate needs of food, mattresses, blankets, heaters, medical assistance and cash. There are concerns regarding unexploded ordinance (UXO) in the affected villages, which may affect the humanitarian response. Needs in Salah al-Din are being primarily met by local authorities, I/NNGO partners are the Iraqi Red Crescent. An assessment mission to Al Qurna district in Basra identified very limited casualties and damage attributable to the heavy rains. (OCHA, 27 Nov 2018.)

Date: 22 Nov 2018
Status: Ongoing

The General and Commissioner Peddle Celebrate with Salvationists, Friends and New Officers in Tanzania

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 05:25
General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle witnessed the passion and exuberance of The Salvation Army in Tanzania when they led a congress 2018-11-21T11:25:17Z
Categories: NGOs

Serving Over The Holidays

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:14
On Veteran’s Day Weekend, Team Rubicon honored five Puerto Rican veterans by repairing their homes that were damaged by Hurricane Maria last year.


Team Rubicon Saved His Life

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:34
“I can’t get enough of Team Rubicon,” he said. “The continuing of service is the best part about it.”


Helping Those Who Help Us

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:18
"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."


Salvation Army Cadets, Southern Baptists Worship, Serve Together After Hurricane

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:55
Panama City, FL – This morning, at an altar made from cardboard boxes and draped with a disaster vest, cadets of The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory led a congregation of disaster workers in prayer.  The service, held in a supply tent, brought together Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief workers.  Operating from an empty parking lot, the site in Panama City Beach had become the center of the groups’ [READ MORE]

Transitioning from Response to Recovery After Hurricane Michael in Panama City

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:37
Panama City, FL – Since Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Gulf coast on October 10, Salvation Army disaster teams have been mobilized, providing emergency relief to disaster survivors and rescue workers.  As the holiday season nears, The Salvation Army in Panama City is transitioning from response operations and beginning recovery programs. “There is still plenty of work to be done,” [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Aids Students in Panama City After Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:46
Panama City, FL – Yesterday, a trio of Salvation Army disaster vehicles delivered food boxes, hygiene kits and prepackaged meals to A. Crawford Mosley High School in Panama City, FL for distribution to students impacted by Hurricane Michael.  As recovery from the October hurricane continues, The Salvation Army has been operating distribution sites across the Gulf coast region to distribute emergency supplies ranging from food and water to cleaning [READ MORE]


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