General Shaw Clifton has approved the official commencement of the work of The Salvation Army on the Turks and Caicos Islands, as of from 1 January 2011. This means that the Army will now be officially at work in 122 countries.
For the first time in its 82-year history The Salvation Army’s High Council will have more female members than males.
Salvation Army teams in Indonesia continue to provide assistance to people affected by the eruption of Mount Merapi on the island of Java. At least 138 people are now known to have been killed in the disaster and more than 200,000 have been evacuated.
The Salvation Army across the Caribbean is responding to damage caused by Tropical Storm Tomas. Some countries – including Haiti – have been left relatively unscathed but others are dealing with the aftermath of the worst storm for many years.
Salvation Army medical workers are providing assistance to people affected by the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia.
Major Raelton Gibbs, a member of The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services team at International Headquarters, travelled to Pakistan where The Salvation Army is responding to floods that devastated much of the country in August.
The Salvation Army in Haiti is responding quickly after a freak thunderstorm hit Port-au-Prince on Friday 24 September.
The Salvation Army in Uganda is providing help to people forced from their homes in March 2010 after heavy rains caused devastating landslides, killing hundreds and making thousands homeless.
The Salvation Army is continuing its work in the flood-hit regions of Pakistan, where it is estimated that 20 million people have been affected.