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World Youth Convention to be Held in Sweden in 2010date: 10 March 2009
description: One thousand young Salvationists from around the world will attend a World Youth Convention in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010. The gathering, led by General Shaw Clifton with Commissioner Helen Clifton, will run from 15 to 18 July and have as its theme 'Raised Up'.
Australia Bushfires Update 2: Call centre set up as recovery phase beginsdate: 18 February 2009
description: As the focus moves from emergency relief to a sustainable recovery, a dedicated central call centre has been set up to handle calls from fire-affected people.
Australia Bushfires Update: Public shows faith in Salvation Army as appeal raises millions of dollarsdate: 18 February 2009
description: The Salvation Army public appeal has raised Aus$5.5 million nationally. An initial amount of $825,000 has already been released for distribution to the 11 recovery centres in fire-affected areas.
Salvation Army teams respond to floods in Indonesiadate: 10 February 2009
description: Salvation Army relief teams in Java, Indonesia, are responding to severe flooding in and around the city of Semarang.
Salvation Army teams provide vital help during bushfire disasterdate: 9 February 2009
description: Over the weekend of 7/8 February, 2009, 225 volunteers in 16 teams worked alongside emergency service crews and devastated communities in the State of Victoria, Australia, to provide chaplaincy support to those assisting with the emergency, and to families and individuals who are in shock from the enormity of the disaster that has killed a record number of people.
Salvationists in Fiji Respond to 'Worst-Ever Disaster' date: 23 January 2009
description: The flood that dumped more than 700 mm (27 inches) of water on the towns of Nadi and Ba, and on the highlands catchment areas, in January 2009 has been described as Fiji’s worst-ever natural disaster
A Call to Prayer for the Middle Eastdate: 12 January 2009
description: General Shaw Clifton calls Salvationists to pray for the Middle East
Salvation Army provides tents and cookers for earthquake victims in Pakistandate: 4 December 2008
description: Salvation Army relief team members in Pakistan continue to provide vital aid to victims of the earthquake that hit the Baluchistan region in late October.
Salvation Army emergency work in Myanmar (Burma) expands – Update 3 Decemberdate: 3 December 2008
description: Since Cyclone Nargis battered the country in May more than 700 families have been able to rebuild or repair their houses using material from The Salvation Army, and the construction programme is still ongoing.
The Salvation Army expands work to 117 countriesdate: 19 November 2008
description: The Salvation Army is now officially at work in 117 countries, with the most recent openings taking place in Kuwait and Mongolia.
Salvation Army in Pakistan responds to earthquakedate: 4 November 2008
description: The Salvation Army in Pakistan is providing assistance to some of the thousands of people made homeless by an earthquake in the north of the country
General Clifton calls for Day of Prayer for suicide prevention and care of the bereaveddate: 30 October 2008
description: The day of prayer for suicide prevention and care of the bereaved is to be held on 9 August 2009
Major Literary Developments at International Headquartersdate: 9 October 2008
description: A number of exciting new developments are taking place in the literary field at International Headquarters
The Salvation Army Continues Major Emergency Response in Myanmar (Burma) – Update 7 Octoberdate: 7 October 2008
description: Salvation Army teams are providing food and other necessities to help people affected by Cyclone Nargis, as well as materials to rebuild houses.
Salvationists caught up in violence against Christians in Indiadate: 19 September 2008
description: Gangs have been attacking Christians in the Indian state of Orissa
The General dedicates new International Social Justice Commission headquartersdate: 4 September 2008
description: General Shaw Clifton officially dedicated to God the work of the International Social Justice Commission at its new headquarters in New York, USA.
Salvation Army in USA prepares for tropical storm Gustavdate: 29 August 2008
description: Salvation Army personnel throughout the Gulf Coast states of the USA are mobilizing their response to tropical storm Gustav as the third anniversary of hurricane Katrina approaches
Salvation Army in The Philippines supports growing number of evacueesdate: 20 August 2008
description: The Salvation Army in The Philippines is now providing emergency relief to almost 2,300 displaced families evacuated from fighting between Government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Mindanao Island
Salvation Army provides help to people evacuated from Philippines conflictdate: 14 August 2008
description: The Salvation Army in The Philippines is providing assistance to people evacuated because of fighting between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILO) on Mindanao Island
Salvation Army relief work in Myanmar (Burma) continues – Update 14 Augustdate: 14 August 2008
description: International Emergency Services personnel and local Salvation Army officers are currently working in eight of the townships affected by the May cyclone disaster
The Salvation Army responds to flooding in Moldova and Romaniadate: 14 August 2008
description: The Salvation Army is providing vital basic assistance to those affected by flooding in Moldova.
Salvation Army provides aid as people flee fighting in Georgiadate: 13 August 2008
description: The Salvation Army in Georgia is providing emergency assistance to people who have fled the fighting between Russian and Georgian armed forces in the South Ossetia region
Salvationists respond to Romanian floodsdate: 1 August 2008
description: The assistance of The Salvation Army has been welcomed by local authorities in north-eastern Romania, where severe flooding has affected up to 12,000 people
Salvation Army delegates gain international perspective on social welfaredate: 17 July 2008
description: The Salvation Army was represented by 45 delegates from 20 territories and commands and International Headquarters at the 33rd International Council of Welfare Global Conference in Tours, France
The General sends greetings to Anglican world leadersdate: 27 June 2008
description: The General has sent ecumenical greetings on behalf of all Salvationists to those who will attend the Lambeth Conference 2008
Salvation Army's relationship with local communities in Myanmar (Burma) opens way to longer-term projectsdate: 19 June 2008
description: The Salvation Army relief team in Myanmar (Burma) is beginning to work on projects that will provide longer-term relief to the victims of Cyclone Nargis
Life and work of 'Major Bosshardt' recognised in commemorative stamp setdate: 12 June 2008
description: A set of nine postage stamps has been produced in The Netherlands to celebrate the life of the country's most famous Salvationist and one of its best-loved citizens – Lieut-Colonel Alida M. Bosshardt OF
General Clifton calls Salvation Army to prayerdate: 5 June 2008
description: The General sometimes calls the whole Salvation Army to prayer on a specific issue, and this will happen again in 2008 during the month of September.
More than eleven thousand people already assisted by The Salvation Army in Myanmar (Burma) as larger programme is prepareddate: 28 May 2008
description: Three weeks after Cyclone Nargis ripped through southern Myanmar (Burma), The Salvation Army is continuing to distribute much-needed relief supplies to survivors and is planning a larger-scale assistance programme
International Emergency Services provides training to fifty local relief workers in Myanmar (Burma)date: 23 May 2008
description: After debriefing local leaders and learning something of the initial relief efforts, Major Mike Caffull, The Salvation Army's International Emergency Services Field Operations Officer, met with 50 local relief team members, who were keen to receive training using resources developed for Salvation Army International Emergency Services training programmes.
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