Disaster Relief

When Disaster Strikes, Give Local.

In the aftermath of a major disaster, you can be sure GlobalGiving will be there to connect you to vetted, locally driven organizations that will remain on the job for the long haul. Even though the news has stopped covering the earthquakes in Nepal, the West African Ebola outbreak, or the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, our local partners are still hard at work driving recovery.

When you support disaster relief through GlobalGiving you'll receive regular updates and see how your money is put to work rebuilding communities.

Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund

Typhoon in the Phillipines

Tropical Storm Vinta (internationally named Tembin) caused devastating flash floods and landslides in the Philippines.
California Wildfire Relief Fund

Wildfires in California

Wildfires have spread rapidly through parts of southern California, destroying homes and prompting evacuations.
Rohingya Refugee Relief Fund

Rohingya Refugees fleeing Myanmar

Extreme violence and persecution in the western Rakhine State of Myanmar have caused more than 500,000 Rohingya people, an ethnic minority, to flee their homes in search of a safe haven.
Provide housing for 298 flood victims in India
Provide housing for 298 flood victims in India by ASSIST

Why Local is Best

Locally run organizations can nimbly and effectively provide for immediate and ongoing community needs. Getting funds to them benefits communities directly and quickly. It also helps build capacity in local organizations that are committed to their communities for the long haul, helping them become more self-sufficient and resilient in the face of future disasters.

Our Approach

We believe local organizations are best positioned to respond to disasters, so we listen carefully to them.

How You Can Help

Donating money to local organizations is the most effective way to help survivors after a disaster.

Give Securely

We fully vet every nonprofit in our community to ensure they are performing charitable work in a transparent and accountable manner.

Corporate Giving

There are many effective ways to create a disaster relief program that aligns with your corporate citizenship strategy.

Read about our latest disaster recovery challenges and successes, and hear from some nonprofit leaders themselves on our new Learn Section.

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Our Disaster Impact


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Nepal Earthquake


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2011 Japan Earthquake


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Ebola Epidemic

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All Disasters

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

Hurricane Irma in the US and Caribbean

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the Atlantic and has caused catastrophic damage.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along Gulf Coast

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread, catastrophic flooding and damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.
Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund

Hurricanes Maria & Irma in Puerto Rico & the Caribbean

Hurricane Maria caused devastating destruction and flooding in the Caribbean, destroying homes in Puerto Rico, Dominica, and the Virgin Islands just two weeks after Hurricane Irma.
Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund

Earthquakes in Mexico

On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surroundings including Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca and Chiapas on Sept. 7.
Africa Drought and Famine Fund

Drought and Famine in East Africa

Civil war, drought, and instability have led to a famine in South Sudan and drought has led to food crises across the region.
Syrian Refugee Relief Fund

Refugees Fleeing in Syria

The war in Syria has created the worst refugee crisis in the world. Almost 2M refugees have been directly affected by the violence in Syria. Women and children make up three quarters of this population.
South Asia Flood Relief Fund

South Asian Floods

More than 40 million people have been affected by severe flooding in Northern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Recent floods near Mumbai have displaced thousands of people.
Sierra Leone Mudslide Relief Fund

Mudslides in Sierra Leone

On August 14, 2017 torrential flooding and mudslides swept through Sierra Leone near the capital, Freetown.
Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

In September 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage in parts of Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cuba, and the southeast United States killing over 1,000 people.
Italy Earthquake Relief Fund

Earthquake in Italy

In August 2016, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy, claiming 296 lives and severely damaging a number of towns across the region.
Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund

Earthquake in Ecuador

In April 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, resulting in at least 673 deaths, 27,732 people injured, and more than 26,000 survivors being relocated to emergency shelters.
Kumamoto Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

Earthquake in Kumamoto

In April 2016, a series of powerful earthquakes shook the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, resulting in at least 49 deaths, 3,000 injuries, and 44,000 people being evacuated from their homes.
Chennai Flood Relief Fund

South Indian Floods

In November and December 2015, torrential rain resulted in widespread flooding with Chennai being hit particularly hard. Hundreds died, 1.8M were displaced, and damages were estimated at more than $3 billion.
Afghanistan Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund

Earthquake in Afghanistan

In October 2015, a powerful 7.5M earthquake killed more than 300 people and caused widespread damage to towns, villages, and remote regions in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund

Earthquake in Nepal

In April 2015, a 7.8M earthquake caused widespread destruction in Nepal. Thousands of people were killed and tens of thousands of people were displaced.
Vanuatu Cyclone Relief Fund

Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall, has caused significant damage in Vanuatu, an island nation of over 200,000 in the South Pacific.
GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In the summer of 2014, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria experienced the most lethal Ebola outbreak in human history. Local health workers struggled to contain the epidemic.
Shelters for Women in Iraq

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.
Help Victims of Turkey Mine Disaster

Mine Accident in Turkey

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.
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans

Landslides in Afghanistan

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 need substantial assistance in the reconstruction process.
Support for Children in Flooded Areas of Serbia

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.
Sherpa Family Fund

Avalanche on Mount Everest

On April 18th, 2014 the worst avalanche Mount Everest has seen in decades killed 16 Nepali sherpas who were assisting climbers. The families needed assistance recovering emotionally and economically.
Support Families of South Korea Ferry Disaster

Ferry Disaster in South Korea

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.
Lifesaving Plumpy’Nut for Central African Republic

Conflict in the Central African Republic

In 2013, an estimated 2.6M were in need of humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic due to an ever worsening armed conflict between Muslim and Christian militias.
Typhoon Haiyan Filipino Home Building Project

Typhoon Haiyan

In November 2013, one of the strongest tropical cyclones in recorded history slammed into the Philippines. Doing more than $3M in damage, Haiyan claimed the lives of at least 6,340 people.
Resilient Oklahoma & Rebuild Moore

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 Relief Fund

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.
Cassava growing for food security in Kenya

Famine in East Africa

In 2011 and 2012, the East African region experienced the worst drought in 60 years. The poor farming conditions along with sporadic violence and civil war caused the deaths of at least 10,000 people per day.
Building Health Communities for Recovery

Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Fallout

In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Japan, causing a tsunami and meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. Radiation still impacts residents daily.
Low Cost Shelter for Flood Victims 2014 Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan

In the summer of 2010, a heavy monsoon caused devastating flooding which covered approximately one-fifth of Pakistan’s total land area in water. The monsoon killed about 1,700 people and displaced thousands more.
 Contribute to Long-Term Rebuilding in Haiti

Earthquake in Haiti

Early in 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti affected at least 3M people.
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Read about our latest disaster recovery challenges and successes, and hear from some nonprofit leaders themselves on our new Learn Section.

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