Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Appeal made for Vanuatu after destructive cyclone

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The Baptist World Alliance is appealing to the global community to provide assistance to the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu following the destruction and severe damage caused by Cyclone Pam.

The cyclone slammed into Vanuatu on the weekend, causing the most severe natural disaster in the history of the islands. At least 24 people are known to have lost their lives, with many more fatalities reported but unconfirmed.

The Baptist World Alliance is receiving donations for relief and aftermath care.

Donations may be made online at or sent to:
Baptist World Aid
C/o Baptist World Alliance
405 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
United States

The Baptist World Alliance, founded in 1905, is a fellowship of 253 conventions and unions in 130 countries and territories comprising 51 million baptized believers in 176,000 churches. For more than 100 years, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the Baptist family to impact the world for Christ with a commitment to strengthen worship, fellowship and unity; lead in mission and evangelism; respond to people in need through aid, relief, and community development; defend religious freedom, human rights, and justice; and advance theological reflection and leadership development.