October 2015
“La Casa della Nonna” (grandma’s house), a new Home to the IDP Children of Shavshvebi, Georgia

After the war in Georgia (2008), the Camillians intervened by providing a home for the internally displaced people – children (IDPs) in Shavshvebi, Gori, Georgia through the care of Fr. Pawel Dyl, a Polish Camillian missionary. The Shavshvebi village is located near the so-called border strip, which was formed in 2008 after the war between Russia and Georgia. This project was initiated by a pious

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2015
June 2014

DAVAO ORIENTAL – On December 4, 2012, a super typhoon roared at early dawn into the east coast of Davao Oriental in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Typhoon Pablo (codename: Bopha) was such a huge storm. Its magnitude, coupled with the utter unpreparedness of the populations, wrought devastating impact to the affected populations. It brought losses to lives and properties and totally damaged the coconut

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Jun
2014
February 2014
Republic of Georgia – Refugee Relief

These are pictures of my December 2013 trip to the Republic of Georgia to visit “La Casa della Nonna,” “Grandmother’s House,” a center funded by SOS DRS that provides psychological and arts education services along with emotional and spiritual support to the children suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Dysfunction due to the forced evictions of their families from their homes by Russian troops. Located in a

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Feb
2014
Natural Disaster Relief – Philippines

SOS DRS is funding a feeding program for 500-700 children who have been affected by Typhoon Bopha in Philippines. The images below not only depict the sheer devastation of the impacted areas and lives, but also the spirit of the People of Baganga, Davao Oriental, Philippines.

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Feb
2014
October 2013
Mary, CTF volunteer nurse bade goodbye to a Somalian elder.

KENYA – On the 4th of July, the Camillians in Wajir, Northeast Kenya packed their bags and came home to Nairobi after they have accomplished their humanitarian mission of bringing relief and initiating recovery to the Somalian populace of the said region. They were there since August 2011 as the core team of the Camillian Task Force (CTF) – Kenya, a humanitarian mission office of

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Oct
2013
June 2013
India Flood Relief Response

On June 16, 2013, the heaviest rainfall on record lashed India’s Himalayan region of Uttarakhand forcing glacier lakes and rivers to overflow and inundate towns and villages in 168 districts at about 37,000 square kilometer area. The state of Uttarakhand has been experiencing heavy rains continuously for 2 days and the downpour has caused flash floods and landslides in various places like Srinagar, Joshimath, Chamoli,

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Jun
2013
October 2011
Horn of Africa Famine Response

NAIROBI – Three members of the Assessment Team (ATeam), Bro. Joseph Niri, MI, Sr. Bernadette, CS and Ms. Anita Ennis (LCF) arrived in Nairobi last August 17. They were welcomed by Fr. James Wanjau, MI and Sr. Catherine, CS. They were sent by the CTF Central to conduct assessment of needs of the Somalian refugees in the Diocese of Garissa, where the biggest refugee camps

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Oct
2011
April 2009
Surveying the destruction in central Aquila - a team from CTF Central headed by Fr. Scott

A significant part of the CTF-SOS DRS response to the April 2009 earthquake in Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy was a research project spearheaded by the CTF, Bambin Gesu Hospital and EMR. The research results were presented publicly for the first time at an international conference in May 2010 in Rome. Recently, the primary researcher – Dr. Stefano Vicari – received the following good news from the

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Apr
2009
June 2008
Philippines – Cyclone Frank

In the wake of Cyclone Frank, the Camillian Task Force (CTF) in the Philippines and its collaborators serve the medical and dental needs of 400 people on Isla de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo Province. For the first time in history, Panay Island experienced flash flooding when Typhoon Frank struck on June 21, 2008. It was one of the worst disasters to ever strike the Province of

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Jun
2008
May 2008
Thailand – Cyclone Nargis Response

The Camillians from Thailand and their collaborators in Myanmar, with the help of CTF-SOS DRS and Salute e Sviluppo, responded to Cyclone Nargis that devastated the country of Myanmar (Burma) in May 2008. This is not the first time that the Camillians in Thailand and the CTF have collaborated in responding to a natural disaster. They did so after the devastating Asian Tsunami in 2004

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2008

May 2008

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