What's Happening Now

Our Fall 2017 Newsletter—

The day began with a massive 8.1 earthquake in the Pacific offshore from Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico. It continued with historic hurricane Irma moving through the Caribbean, striking Cuba and heading for Florida. Millions of people were forced to flee. These dramatic events followed only days after record flooding in Houston, Texas and along the Gulf Coast of the United States. For many of these people, their lives are one disaster after another. They need help. Fortunately for those in America, there are enormous resources to assist the victims, including government aid, insurance coverage, millions of small donors and multitudes of volunteer aid workers.


Mexico Earthquake Relief: Conscience International Team Reports from the Field—

We have discovered a tremendous local work force here. This is very encouraging because this place is off the beaten path. People have been sleeping in the streets for the past five days but some are slowly venturing back inside. Many homes, however, are damaged beyond repair here in Ixtaltepec. I’m sleeping in a roofless shelter on a concrete floor. more

IRAQ: Conscience International Launches New Prosthetic Rehabilitation Program—

It was a life-changing moment when Matthew Coley stepped into the surgery tent at the emergency field hospital near Mosul, Iraq and saw the eight- month- old infant girl who had lost both her legs above the knee, a victim of an ISIS attack.


Iraq: Living Under the Eyes of ISIS —

As soon as Conscience International volunteer Robert Smucker arrived in Kurdistan, he helped load a truck with 1200 thirty-pound boxes of rice and 2400 six-packs of half-liter jars of baby food, and headed to Camp Jamakor twenty-five miles east of worn-torn Mosul.


BANGLADESH: Nutrition Program Brings Hot Meals to Grade Schoolers for First Time—

Building a grade school in Shambhuganj, Bangladesh was only a dream when Richard Sarker, Conscience International Project Director for Southeast Asia, began talking with local leaders a few years ago.  Now the school is a reality and donors are feeding the children.


The View: From the Mountaintop of Turkey to the Mud of Refugee Camps—

It was 4:30AM Easter morning. Robert Smucker, with two companions on a rare break from their humanitarian work, grabbed head lamps and began the 90-minute trek up the mountain to Kizilhisar Castle. But down below, in the refugee camps, the scene was not serene at all.


ETHIOPIA: Conscience International Medical Team Corrects Curved Spines in Young Patients in Ethiopia —

At 9:56AM, in a hospital in Ethiopia, Dr. Ted Belanger     and his spinal surgery team from the Texas Back Institute in Dallas, Texas, made the first incision on the first patient of the day. Hours later, would the patient, who arrived at the hospital bent all the way over at the waist, stand tall with a straight back?


HAITI: “Raising the Roof” in Haiti—

In October 2016, a Category 5 hurricane swept out of the Atlantic and dumped its 150mph winds and rain over Haiti—the strongest storm to hit the poor country since Hurricane Cleo in 1964, killing hundreds. Conscience International rushed teams in as part of a mass humanitarian aid effort. Our teams are still working there.