"A proposal to fund an office of integrated development for the Episcopal diocese of Cuba will be submitted for approval this April  to a program review committee of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). The office will launch a three-year capacity-building project to train 25 community leaders annually, at the end of which they are expected to create a project proposal for their locality, said Adele Finney, executive director of PWRDF, the Anglican Church of Canada's relief and development agency. Fourteen projects will eventually be chosen for funding by the diocese. Episcopal Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF's counterpart in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church) is also expected to fund the office over a three-year period". "The diocese of Niagara has enjoyed a longstanding companion relationship with the Cuban diocese, Finney noted. Last August , the diocese of Cuba's Bishop Griselda Delgado Del Carpio attended Sacred Circle, the triennial meeting of indigenous Anglicans in Canada. Delgado, herself an indigenous person from Bolivia, 'was profoundly moved by the circle, as were the people in her ministry', Finney said". Michael Thompson, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada "said the relationship between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Cuban diocese is an example of 'faithful partnership in a global communion'. The relationship began when former primate Archbishop Ted Scott 'took an interest in how the Cuban church, separated from its province [the American Episcopal Church] by the economic blockade and travel restrictions could sustain a sense of participation in the wider Anglican Communion, Thompson said".
"Episcopal Relief and Development based in the United States of America, has sent an emergency grant of $25,000 assistance through, following a major earthquake in El Salvador [on 13 January 2001], in which hundreds have died and tens of thousands were left without homes. The grant was made through the Diocese of El Salvador, which is part of the Anglican Church in the Province of Central America."
The Rev. Andy Bowerman of Anglican Alliance spent a day in the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan while on a recent visit to the Middle East. The camp, which is now the fourth largest "city" in Jordan currently houses over 170,000 Syrian refugees. "Since 2013 the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) has run a centre for children with disabilities in the Za'atari refugee camp. Children with disabilities become some of the most vulnerable people in the camp and the centre has helped support more than 3,000 children, together with young and elderly people with hearing, visual or mental disabilities". "Andy met HLID Director Brother Andrew L. de Carpentier, who launched the Disability Center with support from Episcopal Relief and Development and other organisations".
"Episcopal Relief and Development [part of the Episcopal Church U.S.A.] is helping people after the onslaught of deadly typhoons in the northeastern Philippines. It is estimated that over a thousand people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless due to massive flooding and mudslides. There is an additional threat that water bourne diseases such as dysentery will threaten already devastated communities." "In partnership with the Episcopal Church of the Philippines, ERD [Episcopal Relief and Development] is providing humanitarian support to devastated communities in remote communities in the country. Emergency relief will provide food, seeds and other critical supplies as communities and volunteers clear up roads, repair churches and community centers, and rebuild homes".
"Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) has provided emergency assistance to families devastated by Hurricane Ivan in the southeastern United States. Hurricane Ivan made landfall in the Gulf Coast and directly hit Alabama and the Florida Panhandle .... The storm killed at least 50 people in the United States after devastating Grenada, the Cayman Islands, and other areas in the Caribbean. Nearly 70 were killed in the Caribbean as a result of Hurricane Ivan. Hurricane Ivan was the third deadly hurricane to strike the United States and the Caribbean in less than five weeks". Also includes photograph of church building with no roof or glass with caption: "Church destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in Grenada".
A description of the week long visit to the Church of the Province of Uganda by the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Primate of the Episcopal Church. The visit began 28 May 2003 and was timed to include the celebration of the Feast of the Martyrs of Uganda on 3 June. At an address to the Uganda Joint Christian Council "Griswold talked about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and how `the effect was to teach us in the U.S. that we are vulnerable -- a lesson hard to bear. In that moment we joined the world community where suffering and violent death are a daily reality'. In a subsequent letter to the primates of the Anglican Communion, he said that `this is a moment in which the U.S. might ask about our relations with the rest of the world, examining our politics in light of world suffering. The fundamental message', Griswold said, `is one of reconciliation. How can we as a nation seek to be an instrument of reconciliation'." Griswold visited a project supported by Episcopal Relief and Development and observed some of the many projects begun by the Ugandan Church's Planning, Development and Rehabilitation office. He heard from bishops in the north who have suffered most from the depredation of the Lord's Resistance Army and of the almost one million people internally displace and living in camps. AIDS is also a great problem and the continuing challenge of tribalism.
The Episcopal Church in the United States is working through the Partnerships Department of the Anglican Church of Canada to help the Episcopal Church in Cuba respond to the needs of families affected by the severe flooding in eastern Cuba.