Relief Efforts

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Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
–James 2:15-16

Asian Children’s Mission has always focused on meeting human need. However, one of the dangers of humanitarian aid is to create situations where people become dependent on outsiders for aid, believing they

are powerless to effect positive change for themselves. Asian Children’s Mission is aware of this danger. This is why most of our efforts are centered around longer-lasting education and community development initiatives, providing the framework for people to lift themselves out of poverty and despair and create a brighter future for their children and grandchildren.

That said, we also recognize the necessity of emergency relief following disaster. We were among the first aid workers on the ground following the horror of Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Since then, we have provided food relief in three different famines as well as funding for emergency medical aid.

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Explore ACM’s Disaster Relief Projects

Click the links below to read about the different ways ACM has provided emergency relief.

  • Medical Relief

    While it is not one of ACM’s primary missions, we occasionally help with serious medical needs, such as special medicine for a young lady who suffers from ...

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  • Cyclone Nargis Relief

    In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis devastated the low-lying river delta region of southern Burma, killing hundreds of thousands of people. That July, Joana and her team...

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  • Food Relief

    ACM has provided emergency relief to fight hunger during three different disasters: Rat Famine Relief Every 48 years, bamboo trees in some areas of Myanmar and ...

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