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