2016 Crisis Response Activities

ERDO responded to a number of humanitarian crises in 2016. Read the summary below, and then explore each area to find out more.


mother and child in mosul

Mosul Crisis

Almost one million people are trapped in Mosul -- Iraq's second largest city that has become a battleground.


Read more about ERDO's response in Mosul>>


Cyclone Pam destruction in Vanuatu

Alberta Wildfires

Alberta has declared a state of emergency in the oilsands community of Fort McMurray. Raging wildfires have forced more than 80,000 people from their homes.  It is the largest wildfire evacuation in Fort McMurray's history.

Read more about our crisis response in Alberta>>


little girls in dominican republic

Dominican Republic Flooding

The Dominican Republic has been facing major flooding in the Northern part of the country. According to a local newspaper, the government is estimating damage of over $200 million.

Read more about our help in Dominican Republic>>

Nepal Earthquake Relief with ERDO April 2015

Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew has claimed the lives of over 1,000 individuals and many residents are in great need after the tropical storm hit the Southern Peninsula of Haiti and Eastern Cuba on October 4, 2016.

Read more about our response>>

Zimbabwe Children from North Tsholotsho

Zimbabwe Food Crisis

Erratic rainfall patterns and severe drought conditions across Southern Africa have caused a food insecurity crisis across much of the country.

Read more about our help in Zimbabwe>>

Ethiopian farmer and his daughter 

Ethiopia Food Crisis

A climate disaster linked to a major “El Nino” weather pattern is moving across much of Africa, specifically southern eastern regions. Ethiopia is one of the hardest hit countries with an estimated 10.2 million people needing food because of crop failure. The World Health Organization estimates “400,000 Ethiopian children will face severe malnutrition in 2016”.

Read more about our response in Ethiopia>>

Syrian refugee girl 

Syrian Refugee Crisis

ERDO responded to the urgent need for food and other basic necessities of Syrian refugees living in southern Lebanon and Beirut, through our partner the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

Read more about our response>>

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