Relief Efforts in Lombok

 After the devastating earthquake in Lombok this past fall, ongoing relief efforts have managed to quell some of the aftereffects, but the reach of such a monumental natural disaster is extensive. BGR International has attempted to be a mainstay of reliable aid and resources in the area through continuing social support programs and provisions.

The various goals of these individualized programs were replenishing the community’s depleted water supply, supplying families with clean water filters, and offering free medical and counseling services. Other targets also included erecting the appropriate sterile facilities, holding trauma trainings and healing workshops, providing transitional housing opportunities, and strengthening faith communities in their outreach efforts.

These endeavors at rebuilding and supporting the affected communities in Lombok have proven successful and are empowering individuals to reclaim independence in the face of tragedy. You can help support similar relief projects at 

The Sunda Strait Tsunami

The tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sunda Straits on December 22 left more than 400 dead, 14,000 injured and 33,719 displaced. More than 3,000 homes in the affected region have either been damaged or destroyed. 

BGR International is working to support the partners on the ground who are responding to immediate life-preserving needs. We are providing food, water, and transitional shelter for survivors and their families. 

Your contributions to BGR International during this time will help fund the provision of food, blankets, jerry cans, hygiene products, and water purification tools. The smallest of gifts can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by this event, and we are grateful for your ongoing support during this time of crisis.

Laos Dam Break

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 with a local partner on the ground assessing the needs.  We will respond with local volunteers and resources to this catastrophe after the assessment is complete.

Current reports have the homeless toll at over 6,000.  The government issued a call for aid in the form of clothing, food, drinking water, and other items.

The dam was an economic initiative meant to sell electricity to surrounding countries.

Flooding in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India

Monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have affected an estimate of 16 million people, killed over 800, and displaced over 1 million from their homes, villages, and local communities. Flood waters are just starting to recede, but it will be months before most communities will return to some sense of normalcy.

BGR International is responding with our on-the-ground partners, and your gifts will help in this response!

Tarpaulins and Tin

During the rainy season in one Indian village, an unchecked buildup of erosion and storm damage was consistently severely damaging, and sometimes destroying, people’s homes.

Recently, in an effort to prevent further destruction, BGR International field partners distributed tarpaulins and tin sheets to help the affected families construct proper roofs and shelters from the ongoing monsoons. Thanks to you, these families will now have durable structures to seek cover in during future storms!

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