Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, BGR is not far away with excellent disaster response. Working through our expert staff, local partners and trained volunteers, we provide food, water, shelter, medical help, and hope to those who have experienced life-devastating disaster events.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: 400,000 Rohingya peoples have been forced to flee their homes to a neighboring country due to religious and ethnic fighting. BGR partners have responded by providing basic necessities.

Crisis in Venezuela: BGR is working with local partners both inside and outside the country to find appropriate ways to help with food supply that doesn’t threaten or cause issues for our implementing partners. Click here for more information.

If you wish to help in any of these disasters, you can donate to the general BGR disaster relief fund below.

Disaster Response

Two Earthquakes Strike Indonesian Island

On July 29, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing 16 deaths and damaging several communities. BGR responded quickly, working with a Singaporean response team to assess needs. But then, a second earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 7.0, struck the same vicinity on August 5. Neither the team members nor their national partners sustained […]

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Flooding Disaster in Laos

A hydroelectric dam in southern Laos collapsed Monday leaving several dead and hundreds missing. The disaster also destroyed more than 6,000 homes. BGR has two volunteer teams on the ground, assessing needs.

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DISASTER UPDATE: Laos Dam Collapse

A hydroelectric dam in Laos has collapsed and flooded its surrounding region, destroying the homes of more than 6,000 people. Please pray for survivors and for BGR teams as they assess needs.

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Refugee and Family Get a Chance to Start Over

They had become prisoners. They were suffering, not because of anything they had done, but because of who they were. Like so many others, Than and his family were forced to abandon the house they had always known.

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Japan Flooding July 11, 2018

BGR is in touch with partners in areas affected by Japan’s recent flooding to deter the best course of action to assist in the current crisis. Read more here.

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Providing Safety in a Refugee’s Insecure World

One night, two of her four children went to the restroom and never returned. That’s where you come in. Generous supporters like you have made it possible for Shein and others like her to find some sort of haven in a refugee camp.

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The Childless Refugee Father

For seven days, they walked. For seven days, they survived on the hope of a refuge. Thanks to you, Myo has a relatively safe place to wait, hope and pray for the return of his children.

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The Power of a Toothbrush

His life had been so difficult for so long. Kazi is a Rohingya refugee who fled persecution in his home country a long time ago. Kazi experienced love when he received a hygiene kit.

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You Helped Feed Refugees and Orphans

Your gifts not only help hurting men, women, and children around the world—but they also bless the trusted partners who are desperate to care for them.

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UPDATE: BGR partner shares experience in Venezuela response

“It is amazing. What touched me the most was hearing [a local Christian] talk about how he has bought into this project. He has fallen in love with what God is doing at the camp and how it is blessing so many people.”

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More Stories
Continue to pray for Guatemalan volcano survivors

As this response is winding down, we still ask for your prayers and support. Read more to find ways you can pray.

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Pray for Fire Recovery in Africa

In December, a fire broke out in the slums of a large, Sub-Saharan Africa city. Many families lost their homes and property. BGR partners began gathering information about those affected and sought ways to show Christ’s love. They reached out to BGR for help providing mattresses, bed linens, cooking utensils, pots, hygiene kits, and stoves. […]

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Pray for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

Join BGR in prayer for Hurricane Irma recovery and the looming arrival of Hurricane Maria.

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Hurricane Irma: Pray for disaster recovery efforts

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the Caribbean during the past few days, and now our teams are on their way to assess damage and needs. Please pray for disaster recovery efforts.

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Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Carribean, please be in prayer for those being affected by the storm.

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Pray for those bracing for Hurricane Irma

Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Irma as they prepare for landfall. BGR is in touch with partners on the ground and is standing by to help as needed.

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Pray for those in the midst of crisis from disasters

Pray for those in the midst of crisis from flooding in South Asia, mudslides in Sierra Leone, crisis in Venezuela, and Hurricane Harvey in the US.

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Pray for Flooding in Nepal

We got word from our partners that there is that there is seasonal flooding in Nepal. Please join us in praying for those experiencing this heavy flooding. Pray for safety and minimal damage.

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Pray for Central Asia

Heavy snowfalls have covered the mountains of Central Asia more this year than locals have seen in seven decades. As the snow melts, avalanches and landslides damage villages and destroy houses.

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Prayers for Hurricane Recovery

Please continue praying for those affected by the storm and for those working tirelessly to provide roofs, clean water and food to those in need.

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More prayers
Refugee Bulletin Insert: Abella’s Story

Sometimes a mother just needs a kind soul to hold her baby. Read Abella’s story and find out 5 ways you can care for refugees. Download this free bulletin insert to share with your church. 

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Refugee Resource: Abella’s Story Full Sheet

Sometimes a mother just needs someone to hold her baby. Read Abella’s story and find out 5 ways you can care for refugees.

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BGR Disaster Response Volunteer Information

Download this document to find out training requirements for volunteering with BGR after a disaster. 

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Middle East Crisis

Video on how you can help those in the Middle East.

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