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).
On 1 February, The Salvation Army announced that Canadian-born Commissioner Linda Bond has been elected as its new international leader and 19th General.
There were many sacred moments at the 2011 High Council on Sunday 30 January – from the joyous African style dancing, enthusiastic singing and fervent praying in many languages during worship, to the candidates’ humility when addressing the council.