Disaster Relief

When Disaster Strikes, Give Local.

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 the earthquakes in Nepal, the West African Ebola outbreak, or the earthquake and tsunami in Tōhoku 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.

East Africa Drought and Famine Relief Fund

2017

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.

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Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund

2016

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.

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Italy Earthquake Relief Fund

2016

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.

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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.

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How You Can Help

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

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Give Securely

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

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Corporate Giving

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

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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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Our Disaster Impact

$5M+

raised for the

Nepal Earthquake

$10M+

raised for the

2011 Japan Earthquake

$3M+

raised for the

Ebola Epidemic

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All Disasters

Syrian Refugee Relief Fund

2013-17

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.

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Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund

2016

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.

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Kumamoto Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

2016

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.

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Chennai Flood Relief Fund

2015

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.

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Afghanistan Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund

2015

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.

Funded

Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund

2015

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.

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Vanuatu Cyclone Relief Fund

2015

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.

Funded

GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund

2014

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.

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Shelters for Women in Iraq

2014

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.

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Help Victims of Turkey Mine Disaster

2014

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.

Funded

Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans

2014

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.

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Support for Children in Flooded Areas of Serbia

2014

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.

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Sherpa Family Fund

2014

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.

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Support Families of South Korea Ferry Disaster

2014

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.

Retired

Lifesaving Plumpy’Nut for Central African Republic

2013

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.

Funded

Typhoon Haiyan Filipino Home Building Project

2013

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.

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Resilient Oklahoma & Rebuild Moore

2013

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.

Funded

Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

2012

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.

Funded

Cassava growing for food security in Kenya

2011

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.

Funded

Building Health Communities for Recovery

2011

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.

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Low Cost Shelter for Flood Victims 2014 Pakistan

2010

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.

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 Contribute to Long-Term Rebuilding in Haiti

2010

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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