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Sep 25, 2019

Strengthening community resilience in New Orleans

This past July, families in Louisiana braced for another potentially-deadly storm. We are relieved that Hurricane Barry proved not to be as severe and damaging as initially predicted. Briefly touching down in Louisiana as a category 1 Hurricane, it quickly transitioned to a tropical storm. Although Hurricane Barry brought heavy rains to New Orleans, the local community, with support from GlobalGiving partners, was well prepared to respond to its impact.   

 

With generous support from GlobalGivers like you, the Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) will continue implementing the New Orleans Community Participation Program, a permanent, accessible, community-based structure for civic engagement. The Hurricane Katrina recovery process revealed stark inequities in neighborhood representation as well as a lack of tools by city officials to collect community feedback. The Committee for a Better New Orleans is creating frameworks and formal structures for civic engagement and mutual collaboration between residents, neighborhoods, businesses, and government. 

 

Strengthening disaster preparedness, mitigation and resilience is key for New Orleans- an area vulnerable to disasters and where communities are still recovering 14 years after Hurricane Katrina. Your donation is helping to ensure that everyone in New Orleans has a voice and that every voice is heard. 

 

We're incredibly grateful for your decision to support building community resilience with your cash donation—the smart way to give after a disaster. 



With gratitude,

Sandrina + the GlobalGiving Team 

Sep 24, 2019

Your donation helps respond to urgent needs after Cyclone Idai

Photo From IsraAID
Photo From IsraAID

Six months after Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, nearly one million people are facing food shortages and hundreds of thousands of families are still living in tents or damaged homes. Cyclone Idai is one of the worst weather-related storms to hit the southern hemisphere, taking the lives of more than 1,000 people and damaging health centers, schools, and agriculture yields and disrupting people’s livelihoods.

Unfortunately, the international community did not comprehend the magnitude of Cyclone Idai and the storm quickly faded from the news headlines. The same robust support for emergency relief has not been sustained for the much needed recovery phase. Hundreds of thousands of families have been left in a precarious state as the region enters its next rainy and cyclone season.

However, with the generous support of GlobalGivers like you, our nonprofit partners in the affected area have been able to continue providing urgently needed assistance while laying the foundation for the long recovery that lies ahead.

Associação Esmabama is working to restore dignity to vulnerable communities living amid such challenging conditions. From the very beginning, Esmabama has been providing life-saving assistance to some of the worst affected areas in Mozambique. The tremendous impact from Cyclone Idai continues to be revealed. Esmaba teams are supplying health centers with medical supplies, while continuing to deliver food, sanitation and hygiene products to marginalized groups.

Following the emergency response phase, IsraAID is working on long-term, sustainable resilience and supporting communities in their transition back to normalcy. IsraAID’s protection specialists are working in evacuation centers, offering trauma prevention activities, resilience-buildingresilience building workshops, and Psychological First Aid. In addition, IsraAID teams are responding to psychosocial needs in the Mozambican education system, aiming to bolster community resilience and emergency preparedness.

Fundação MICAIA  is now focusing on longer-term recovery by working with close to 4,000 forest-dependent families in Chimanimani where torrential rains left lasting damage and destruction. These biodiversity-rich forests are on the Mozambique border with Zimbabwe. MICAIA is working with village leaders and community members on agroforestry to replant a mix of native tree species and economically valuable fruit trees in areas identified as restoration priorities by affected communities. MICAIA is helping to restore livelihoods, as well as damaged and destroyed natural resources crucial for mitigating the negative impact from future storms.

We are reluctantly closing this Fund at this time as GlobalGiving has disbursed all Cyclone Idai donations. Thanks to your donation, families have accessed urgent, life-saving care, children are receiving trauma and psychological support, and communities are redesigning their future.

We're grateful for your decision to support community-led disaster response efforts following Cyclone Idai with your cash donation—the smart way to give after a disaster. You can continue to follow the progress of our partners as they help their communities fully recover by visiting our website

With gratitude,

Sandrina + the GlobalGiving Team 

Photo From MICAIA Foundation
Photo From MICAIA Foundation
Sep 20, 2019

Your donation is fueling long-term recovery after Typhoon Mangkhut

Global Peace Foundation Philippines
Global Peace Foundation Philippines

As the final assessments of the damage caused by Super Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong) have come in, the picture they paint of the full impact of the storm is staggering. 

More than 210,000 homes were damaged, and more than 14,000 were completely destroyed by the typhoon's winds, rains, and flooding. More than three million people were affected in total, one million of which were forced to evacuate their homes, and 14,000 people remained in shelters through December. The Philippine government reported that Mangkhut injured 130 people and claimed 70 lives.

With support from generous GlobalGivers like you, our nonprofit partners in the Philippines have made significant progress helping affected communities on the road to recovery.

The Association of Locally Empowered Youth - Northern Mindanao has been working with storm-affected families in the municipality of Baggao to reduce incidences of food insecurity by providing them with vegetable seed packets, organic fertilizer, garden tools, and peri-urban gardening training. Last month they reported introducing families to quickly-maturing vegetables like water spinach that can be harvested in less than two weeks, providing 132 households with much-needed nutrition and income. 

The Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) , a pioneer in the field of community-based disaster management, is delivering early recovery assistance to vulnerable farming communities with the least coping capacities to withstand the protracted impacts of Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The CDRC team is providing food security, livelihood and agricultural support, access to water and disaster preparedness training to 150 families. 

The Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition, and Development Foundation (WAND) has also been helping communities across Luzon combat food insecurity. So far they've provided 720 farmers with vegetable seed packets and organic fertilizer and supplied training and materials for 210 households to plant container gardens. Their teams have also completed repairs on 110 storm-damaged latrines. 

Preparing communities impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut for the next natural disaster they'll face is vital in a country as prone to tropical cyclones as the Philippines, and Global Peace Foundation Philippines is committed to improving the disaster resiliency of families from Sanchez Mira in the Cagayan Valley. To date, the organization's team has distributed disaster preparedness kits, solar lighting systems, and water purifiers to 150 families affected by the typhoon. 

Your donation has helped communities build back stronger after the devastation they experienced last year. As we have now disbursed all donated funds, we will be closing this relief fund at this time. We're incredibly grateful for your decision to support community-led disaster response efforts after Typhoon Mangkhut with your cash donation—the smart way to give after a disaster. You can continue to follow the progress of our partners as they help their communities fully recover by visiting our website

With gratitude,

Nicole + the GlobalGiving Team

Association of Locally Empowered Youth - Northern
Association of Locally Empowered Youth - Northern
 
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