Disaster Kits for Guatemala Volcano Survivors

by MAP International Vetted since 2012

Summary

Guatemala's Fuego Volcano erupted on Sunday, June 3 killing 99 people & causing thousands to lose their homes. More than 12,000 people have been evacuated. Over 1.7 million people have been impacted. MAP International relief supplies are being used by first responders providing care for survivors. Your donation will help us provide MAP Disaster Health Kits, supplies for burn injuries, personal protective equipment such as masks, and more to victims of the volcano eruption. Please help today.

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Challenge

On June 3, a river of boiling volcanic lava and ash from the Fuego volcano overwhelmed communities 30 miles outside Guatemala City, Guatemala. The volcano displaced 12,000 people from their homes and left 1.7 million people at risk for respiratory illness and other short and long-term illness. As of June 7, news reports indicate that 99 people have died as a result of the eruption. Hundreds of people are still missing and presumed dead.

Solution

MAP International health and relief supplies are being used by first responders providing care for survivors. Your support will help us continue providing MAP Disaster Health Kits, supplies for burn injuries, personal protective equipment such as masks, and more to victims of the volcano eruption. Disaster Health Kits are being provided to people displaced from their homes. DHKs are designed to provide health supplies & other comfort items to aid a person living in a shelter for up to one week.

Long-Term Impact

By providing immediate health supplies and relief aid to survivors of disasters, people can quickly receive life-saving resources. Provision of these medicines and health supplies enable survivors to recover and provide a means of comfort during a difficult time. Disaster Health Kits (DHk) are designed to aid survivors who are forced to live in a shelter for a week. A DHK can help prevent illness by providing basic health supplies. By avoiding illness, survivors can focus on disaster recovery

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.map.org/​disasters
Help People Affected by Fuego Volcano: Guatemala

Organization Information

MAP International

Location: Brunswick, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.map.org/​
Project Leader:
Beth Hodges
Senior Marketing Specialist
Brunswick, GA United States
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