GFA-supported national workers serve victims of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, cyclones and floods. A devastating storm can wipe out homes, crops and livelihoods in an instant, leaving impoverished families with very little hope for the future.
These relief teams love the Lord and serve the needy from that same heart. They immediately step in to assist victims of natural disasters by providing emergency relief like food, clothing, clean water and shelter. They provide counseling and pray for families grieving lost loved ones. Workers bring long-term solutions too, helping to rebuild homes, put children back in school, and provide income-generating tools to get families back on their feet again.
Super Cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded storm in the Bay of Bengal, made landfall in West Bengal on May 20 with 115 mph hurricane-force winds. Millions left their homes to seek safety, yet evacuation efforts were hampered by the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing restrictions.
September 22, 2016
Through ongoing relief efforts, GFA World-supported workers have provided relief supplies to 4,600 flood-affected families in the state of Bihar, India. Many of the victims had lost family members, houses, crops and livestock.
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April 25, 2015
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal, killing over 8,000 people in four nations and leaving nearly 18,000 injured. Two weeks later, on May 12, a 7.3 magnitude aftershock hit, making this the nation’s most deadly disaster ever.
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