- Supporting 460 families with food, medical, and shelter needs in Aleppo.
- Supporting 5,000 families with food assistance for five months in the Qalamoun region.
- Providing food baskets to 298 families and assistance with rent and medicine for 255 additional families in Homs.
- Distributing blankets to 7,808 families in and around Homs, with 1,200 of these receiving hygiene kits and 4,320 receiving infant kits.
- Providing winter clothing to 75 families in and around Homs.
Many of the people displaced when rebel group M23 recently took control of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo had already been displaced a number of times earlier this year, says an MCC worker.
MCC scales up food response in Syria to aid 25,000 people through difficult winter months and provide a respite for their host community.
Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage in Haiti, where MCC is distributing relief kits, blankets, canned meat and locally bought food.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is sending blankets and providing locally purchased temporary shelter supplies to Iranian people affected by twin earthquakes that shook East Azerbaijan province Aug. 11.
In the midst of ongoing violence in Syria, the Syrian Orthodox Church is reaching out to people from the city of Homs who lost homes, livelihoods and family members even as its own ministries have been affected.
More than 1,000 families in Durango State, Mexico, are now receiving food and blankets, as part of MCC’s response to widespread drought.
A food crisis is spreading across the southern edge of the Sahara, from Mauritania on the Atlantic to Sudan on the Red Sea. The United Nations says the disaster threatens 15 million lives and may grow to affect several million more.
Two MCC partners in Lebanon talk about preparing for disasters, and material resources as "a kind of advocacy."
Local partners use donated funds to obtain, distribute food, water, blankets.