Salvation Army emergency workers in Japan report that the government disaster response is proceeding well and that most areas in need of assistance have now been reached.
The ground floor of The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters (IHQ), 101 Queen Victoria Street, London was comfortably filled, on Thursday morning 24 March 2011, for the IHQ farewell meeting and presentation of retirement certificates to General Shaw Clifton and Commissioner Helen Clifton.
Following consultation with the International Management Council (IMC), General Shaw Clifton has approved the official commencement of Salvation Army work in Togo, effective 1 April 2011.
The Salvation Army's earthquake response in Japan is continuing its work despite difficulties caused by snow and the lack of fuel.
Three Salvation Army teams in Japan are providing vital assistance to people affected by the country's earthquake, the resulting tsunami and ongoing problems at a nuclear power station.
The Salvation Army in Japan has three emergency service relief teams operating in areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north-east coast of the country last week.
Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams responded immediately in the aftermath of tropical Cyclone Yasi, which lashed the coastal region of Queensland, Australia, causing widespread devastation and destruction.
In northern Pakistan people are facing the cold of winter in very trying circumstances.
Land on a Salvation Army farm in Fond-des-Nègres, Haiti, has been transformed into a new cholera treatment centre (CTC).