A 6.2M earthquake has caused significant damage in central Italy. Nearly 300 people have been killed. The town of Amatrice is in ruins. Survivors need access to emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support locally driven relief and recovery efforts from this disaster.
Nearly 300 people were killed and hundreds displaced after a powerful earthquake in Italy. Numerous buildings were damaged during the quake, including homes, businesses, and hospitals. Several of GlobalGiving's partners need help responding to survivors' immediate needs, and our local nonprofit partners have also asked for help in funding their relief and recovery efforts on the ground. We will post more details as we have them.
All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts in the region. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs, such as food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by vetted local organizations.
We believe that 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 local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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