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World’s Greatest Humanitarian Crisis

Yemen. Most Americans couldn’t find it on a map. And yet, the United Nations has declared Yemen the world’s largest humanitarian disaster. Located in the Middle East on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, an estimated 80% of the population (24 million) require humanitarian or protection assistance, with half of these (14.3 million) in acute need. Since 2015, ongoing conflict between Sunni Muslims (backed by Saudi Arabia) and Shia Muslims (supported by Iran) has resulted in destruction of public infrastructure and services such as hospitals and schools. Additionally, a blockade restricting access to basic supplies has resulted in millions being forced from...

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Medical Help Needed NOW In Puerto Rico!

For many, the last two weeks have meant the start of a new year and making some minor (or major) adjustments to our lives, often referred to as “New Year resolutions”.  However, for the people of Puerto Rico, they haven’t had that luxury.  More than 1,280 earthquakes have hit their southern region since December 28, many of them magnitude 4.5 or greater up to a 6.4 magnitude.  Scientists are predicting earthquakes will continue over the next two weeks. As you’d imagine, many houses and buildings are damaged and uninhabitable.  Thousands are sleeping outside or in tents either because their...

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MercyWorks to Bring Help and Hope to the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, made landfall as a Category 5 storm on Tuesday, devastating the island over the course of two days.  Roads are flooded out and the flood waters have risen up to the second floor of many buildings. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has called Dorian “a historic tragedy with unprecedented and extensive devastation.” The hurricane battered individual homes as well as hospitals and businesses on Grand Bahama and Abaco islands.  At their highest point, the islands are no more than 40 feet above sea level.  Even the Grand Bahama airport...

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Have Passport? MercyWorks Needs You!

MercyWorks has opportunities right now for medical professionals and others to serve the people of Central America and Africa.  Are you ready to go? From July 7-17th MercyWorks will be ministering in and around the mountains of Guatemala, including Tisipe and Coban.  A major focus will be in providing primary health care clinics in under served remote areas. Then from August 4-11th, a MercyWorks medical team will be in Zambia, working among school kids and their families from an impoverished area.  The team will also concentrate on poverty alleviation by reaching out to young widows who have initiated small...

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