The Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted on Sunday, June 3, 2018, killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds. The eruption spewed a deadly mix of ash, rock, and volcanic gases more than six miles into the air. Fresh lava flows—and the threat of another eruption—continued days after the initial eruption, hampering relief efforts and displacing more Guatemalans.
Each of the projects below will support relief efforts led by GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partners in the region. You can donate directly to a specific project, or you can give to GlobalGiving’s Guatemala Volcano Relief Fund.
Donations to GlobalGiving’s Guatemala Volcano Relief Fund Fund will be divided among our vetted nonprofit partners on this list relative to where the need is greatest. This list of responding organizations and their recovery projects will continue to grow as our partners in the affected areas have the capacity to post projects and updates.
We believe organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of locally driven organizations, donations to GlobalGiving’s Guatemala Volcano Relief Fund Fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped to face future disasters. Read more about our approach to disaster relief here.