BGR International will be working with local partners on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in response to a devastating 28 September earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The town of Palu and its 350,000 residences continue to search through the rubble for missing people. The death toll is currently above 1,400 and more than 66,000 homes have […]
BGR International continues to work with Singapore volunteers to assist with the relief efforts after a devastating earthquake. Volunteers from Singapore have been on the ground in Lombok since day one of the earthquakes. Teams are dealing with healthcare, clean water, trauma counseling, and general relief.
Massive flooding and widespread landslides in India have taken the lives of over 300 people and left over 300,000 seeking temporary shelter in relief camps. Thousands more are stranded on rooftops awaiting rescue. The state of Kerala is experiencing the worst flooding in living memory due to heavy rains continuing since July. For the first time in […]
A hydroelectric dam in the southern part of Laos collapsed in the evening of 23 July. The Laos government reported that the dam in Attapeu province collapsed as a result of heavy seasonal rainfalls. The break has caused widespread flooding, destroyed crops, and created a need for food, water, and temporary shelter. BGR International is working […]
UPDATE: 07 Sept 2018 Relief supplies are on their way! BGR International, working with Singapore partners, is sending blankets, T-shirts, water filters and medical supplies to victims of the recent earthquakes in Lombok, Indonesia. 30 July 2018 On 29 July, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing 16 deaths and damaging […]
In the shadow of economic recession, unemployment rates and other social problems, the elderly, poor, widowed and disabled of one region struggle for survival. Major food shortages and low incomes make it difficult for these people to care for their families. BGR International funds will supplement the expenditures of needy individuals in one local church, […]
BGR International is a leader in training organizations and groups in doing community development and disaster relief with a strategic focus to empower the local community. Our training is designed to equip the community in problem solving rather than BEING the problem solver. Classroom training is followed by a on-site practicum where trainees lead others to […]
Volunteer teams from community development training in Singapore are working in remote villages of the Philippines putting to work theory they learned in the classroom. More than 20 students have trained community leaders in the principles of community development and disaster response. Planning was done with local leaders on nutritional education and well baby care. […]