In the aftermath of any major disaster, you can be sure that GlobalGiving will be there to connect you to vetted, locally-driven organizations that will remain on the job for the long haul. Stories in the mainstream media on the long-term recovery from disasters like Fukushima, Haiyan or Sandy can be scarce. But when you give to a project on GlobalGiving you'll receive regular updates to see how they're rebuilding communities and opportunities.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

During the summer of 2014, the most severe outbreak of the Ebola virus in human history has spread across West Africa. Death tolls continue to rise with more than 2,000 cases reported so far in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

As Islamic State forces take over broad swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, ethnic minorities and women are particularly vulnerable to persecution. Thousands have fled their homes in search of safety.

Turkey Mine Accident

On May 13th, 2014 a catastrophic explosion wrecked an industrial coal mine in Soma, Turkey, killing 301 miners and leaving more than 80 miners with injuries.

Afghanistan Landslides

On May 2nd, 2014 two mudslides buried 300 Afghan homes and damaged more than 1,000 others killing at least 350 people. The villages affected, already ravaged by war, need substantial assistance in the arduous reconstruction and rebuilding process.

Floods in the Balkans

In May 2014, the Balkans were hit with the worst floods the area had seen in 120 years causing the deaths of 35 people and the forced evacuations of over 30,000 Serbians and Bosnians.

Everest Avalanche

Early on the morning of April 18th, 2014 the worst avalanche Mount Everest has seen in decades killed 16 Nepali sherpas who were assisting climbers in their assent. The families of these men greatly need your assistance in recovering from the emotional and economic tolls of their losses.

South Korean Ferry Disaster

On April 16th, 2014 a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people, many of whom were students, capsized in the East China Sea; only 172 people survived. Such a devastating, and preventable, disaster leaves a lasting mark on the minds of South Koreans, especially those who lost a loved one in the shipwreck.

Conflict and Famine in South Sudan

Since the outbreak of conflict in December, 2013, South Sudan has experienced severe food shortages and internal displacement of more than 1.1 million of its people.

Conflict in the Central African Republic

As of December 2013, an estimated 2.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic due to an ever worsening armed conflict between Muslim and Christian militias. Thousands of already vulnerable children caught in the crossfire and are in danger of dying from starvation.

Typhoon Haiyan

In November 2013, one of the strongest tropical cyclones in recorded history slammed into the Philippines. Doing more than 3 million dollars in damage, Haiyan claimed the lives of at least 6,340 people.

Tornadoes in the Midwest

A tornado outbreak across the southeastern U.S. in May of 2013 killed 24 people, devastated families, and leaving Oklahoman children suffering from physical and emotional trauma.

Hurricane Sandy

In the height of the 2012 hurricane season, Superstorm Sandy raged up the Caribbean and eastern coast of the United States. The storm caused at least $68 billion in damage and claimed the lives of 150 people.

Famine in East Africa

In 2011 and 2012, the East African region experienced the worst drought in 60 years. During this period, the poor farming conditions along with sporadic violence and civil war caused the deaths of at least 10,000 people per day.

Syrian Civil War

More than 5 million people have been displaced from their homes due to continued violence in Syria. This prolonged civil war requires long-term assistance for refugees living in camps in neighboring countries.

Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Fallout

In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck just off the Pacific coast of Japan. The powerful earthquake caused a massive tsunami and a subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. Radiation in the areas surrounding the plant still impacts residents on a daily basis.

Floods in Pakistan

In the summer of 2010, a heavy monsoon caused devastating flooding which covered approximately ⅕ of Pakistan’s total land area in water. The monsoon killed about 1,700 people and displaced thousands more.

Haiti Earthquake

Early in 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti affected at least 3 million people.