The deadliest earthquake in Italy in over 15 years left L’Aquila and the surrounding areas without water. Almost 500 aftershocks, some of which were strong enough to move furniture in Rome. At least 17,000 people are living in makeshift tent cities. About 28,000 people were left homeless. About 15,000 of those were moved to over 100 different hotels. Others either slept in their cars or in over 3,600 tents that were set up with about 40 kitchens.
GlobalGiving is working with Slow Food Italy, which has a chapter in Abruzzo, and the US-based UNICO. Both organizations are in the process of assessing needs and providing basic supplies and necessities to the earthquake victims.
Ensure that relief is provided in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, and provide support for longer-term rebuilding of infrastructure and livelihoods.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.