The Salvation Army Responds to Cyclone Idai with Emergency Responses in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

A WITH wind speeds reaching 124 miles per hour (200 km/hour), Cyclone Idai has caused widespread devastation across a large swathe of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Local media reports suggest that 1,000 people have lost their lives in Mozambique alone. With roads flooded and the regional airport closed, 500,000 people have been cut off in[…]

The Salvation Army Trains Thousands of Community Leaders in Hygiene Practices to Combat Ebola in DRC

A LARGE Salvation Army health project is underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), aiming to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus among the population of Goma, in the far east of the country. The current outbreak, which started in August 2018, is the largest-ever Ebola outbreak in DRC with more than 900 cases and almost[…]

General Peddle Encourages The Salvation Army to Faithfully and Effectively Engage With Complex Moral and Social Issues

WORLD leader of The Salvation Army General Brian Peddle delivered the keynote address at the March 2019 meeting of the movement’s International Moral and Social Issues Council (IMASIC). The meeting included, for the first time, chairpersons of territorial councils that address moral and social issues. Also present were representatives from Salvation Army territories who are[…]

Visions of Hope for Travellers: Salvation Army Delegates Take Part in Church of England Synod Event

FOUR members of The Salvation Army’s European Roma Mission Network attended a recent Church of England Synod debate entitled ‘Mission and Ministry Among Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities’*. A parallel meeting, organised by the ecumenical Churches Network for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, and attended by members of the Synod, sought to address how the Church[…]

The Salvation Army in Australia responds as record rainfall inundates parts of Queensland

THE Salvation Army in Australia is responding after severe rain caused major flooding in northern Queensland. In the coastal city of Townsville, the monsoon downpour amounted to in excess of one metre of rainfall, more than 20 times the average for the time of year. Once the rainfall had stopped, The Salvation Army’s Outback Flying Service[…]

Hygiene, Education and Health Form Basis of The Salvation Army’s Ongoing Earthquake Response in Indonesia

Four months after the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami which caused massive damage to Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, The Salvation Army’s Indonesia Territory and its International Emergency Services team continue their humanitarian support to many communities and villages. Recently, the team commenced the distribution of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) items which included washing detergent,[…]