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May 17, 2016

Your donation at work in Ecuador

IsraAID
IsraAID

In the month since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, more than 1,300 donors like you have stepped forward to support immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts through this fund.

Thanks to that generous support, we’re pleased to share how seven vetted, high-impact GlobalGiving partners are responding to the earthquake. Here’s how your donation is already making an impact in Ecuador:

YACHANA Foundation is training youth ages 18-24 in masonry, carpentry, wiring, and welding to provide job skills to the community and assist in rebuilding infrastructure damaged in the earthquake.

MAP International is distributing emergency health kits with enough supplies to treat 10,000 people for three months; delivering water, sanitation, and hygiene education programs; building latrines; and providing counseling to earthquake survivors.

IsraAID is conducting community psychosocial support, operating child-friendly spaces, and providing clean water solutions in earthquake-affected communities.

Fuel Relief Fund is distributing fuel so that earthquake-affected families can have safe water and the capacity to cook and care for household needs.

All Hands Volunteers is constructing temporary latrines and public washing areas in camps for earthquake survivors, as well as designing, purchasing, and building emergency shelters for displaced families.

Israel Foundation - CDC Community Development Center is providing immediate relief to earthquake survivors, including food, bottled water, hygiene supplies, blankets, and clothes.

Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance (VIDA) is shipping emergency supplies and equipment to the central hospital in Guayaquil and clinics in smaller earthquake-affected towns.

Stay tuned for stories in the coming months about the progress and impact of these and other organizations on the ground. Thank you once again for your generous support on behalf of earthquake survivors in Ecuador.

Warmly,
Britt Lake + the GlobalGiving Team

Fuel Relief Fund
Fuel Relief Fund
May 17, 2016

Your donation at work in Japan

Japanese Emergency NGO (JEN)
Japanese Emergency NGO (JEN)

In the month since two major earthquakes struck Kumamoto, Japan, more than 1,800 donors like you have stepped forward to support immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts through this fund.

Thanks to that generous support, we’re pleased to share how four vetted, high-impact GlobalGiving partners are responding to the earthquake. Here’s how your donation is already making an impact in Japan:

Japan Emergency NGO (JEN) is delivering emergency support, sanitation and clothing to earthquake-affected communities and providing support to evacuation centers.

IsraAID is providing psychological first aid and organizing child-friendly spaces for earthquake survivors. They’re also working to improve the capacity of local nonprofits and government workers through stress management activities and training on how to deliver psychological first aid.

Living Dreams is fixing damaged children’s homes and providing psychological counseling for earthquake-affected children.

International Medical Corps is providing health, nutrition, and hygiene-related care at evacuation centers, an internally-displaced persons camp, and within local communities. They’re placing a particular emphasis on assisting vulnerable populations such as the elderly and people with physical disabilities.

Stay tuned for stories in the coming months about the progress and impact of these and other organizations on the ground in Kumamoto. Thank you once again for your generous support on behalf of earthquake survivors in Japan.

Warmly,
Britt Lake + the GlobalGiving Team

International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps
May 16, 2016

Rebuilding and Healing Haiti - 6 years later

Photo credit: Partners in Health
Photo credit: Partners in Health

More than six years after the catastrophic earthquake shook Haiti, our nonprofit partners are still responding. Partners in Health, Lambi Fund of Haiti, and International Medical Corps continue to provide medical care, training, and rebuilding efforts for locals as the country continues to struggle with cholera outbreaks and climate change on the already devastated country.

 

International Medical Corps reported that there were 33 cases of cholera in Haiti within just the first two days of 2016. Cholera continues to be an issue, since sanitation in the area is still suffering. Luckily, International Medical Corps has released Mobile Medical Units to treat those with cholera within 24-48 hours. They have also been able to train health workers on how to prevent and treat the disease within their communities. With their continued efforts, International Medical Corps seeks to reduce the number of cholera cases from the 50,000 found last year.

 

Partners in Health also continues to respond to health needs in Haiti but with a focus on mental health. The trauma experienced following the earthquake and in the wake of continued medical outbreaks has increased the depression and anxiety already found in the communities. PIH has now trained over 60 workers on how to provide support for those with PTSD in part because of support from you.

 

Since January, Lambi Fund of Haiti has been working with four organizations in the area to prepare 180,000 new plants for planting in an effort to increase the low levels of crop yields that have resulted from both the earthquake and the drought. Increased food security could also reduce the stress on those dealing with depression and those dependent on farming for their livelihood.

 

These three organizations are able to continue to provide support as a direct result of your continued donations. Please consider donating again to reduce cholera, increase health support, and increase food production for Haitians impacted by this quake.

 

Want to know more about GlobalGiving's approach to disaster relief and hear directly from the people driving disaster recovery in Japan, Syria, Ecuador, Nepal, and West Africa? Join us in person or on the web for an exclusive panel on May 18 at 6pm EDT to learn more about how your donation is making a difference on the ground. Register here.

 
   

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