Apply to Join

Italy Earthquake Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving's Disaster Recovery Network
Italy Earthquake Relief Fund
Oct 19, 2016

Your donation at work in Italy

In the two months since a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy, nearly 3,000 GlobalGivers like you have stepped forward to help. Thank you so much for your generous support of locally driven relief and recovery efforts.

The earthquake claimed 298 lives, injured more than 350 people, left 4,500 homeless and many more in need of food, water, and medical care. Our partners on the ground have been responding since the first days after the quake, and I’d like highlight three partners whose work you are funding:

  • Mission Bambini has been working to ensure 750 students at 15 schools damaged by the earthquake are able to continue their educations without interruption. They’re helping affected schools replace vital school supplies like computers, books, and scientific equipment.
  • Immediately after the earthquake struck, IsraAID dispatched their disaster response and relief team to affected areas across central Italy, focusing on the hard-hit towns of Amatrice, Pescara del Tronto, and Accumoli. They assisted search and rescue efforts, delivered emergency aid supplies, and provided psychosocial support to survivors. 
  • The team at ActionAid focused their response on meeting the needs of people most often marginalized after a major disaster—women, children, and people with disabilities. They’ve coordinated with local women’s groups to help survivors dealing with trauma from the earthquake, begun mapping public spaces and buildings according to their safety post-quake, and have been monitoring the allocation of governmental relief funds to ensure they’re reaching affected communities.

All of this work on behalf of earthquake survivors is possible thanks to the support of generous donors like you. Thank you so much for standing with those in need, and look for future updates on the progress of long-term recovery efforts in Italy.

Britt Lake + the GlobalGiving Team

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information


Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @GlobalGiving
Questions about this project? Contact us

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by GlobalGiving that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.