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.
This project will distribute essential relief items, such as hygiene and baby care products, to meet urgent needs identified by the affected communities in Guatemala. IsraAID's Emergency Response Team will also assess Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Mental Health and Psycho-social (MHPSS) needs.
Habitat for Humanity Guatemala has activated a Disaster Relief and Recovery program to help families affected by the Fuego Volcano eruption of June 3rd, 2018 to rehabilitate and reconstruct their homes. The program will provide families with Emergency Kits and water filters as well as the construction of new homes, sanitary latrines, and smokeless stoves. This specific campaign is being carried out in collaboration with Sky Zone Franchise Group, LLC - thank you for your support!
TECHO is channelling funds to build new homes for the thousands of families and communities affected by the eruption of the Volcano de Fuego. Firstly, temporary housing models will be built for families currently living in tents. Thereafter, TECHO will provide more than 800 definitive homes together with other NGOs and authorities in the field, focusing on the long-term approach of our emergency response.