Italy Flood Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Italy Flood Relief Fund


Throughout May 2023, deadly flooding and landslides have struck Italy's northern Emilia-Romagna region. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated and nearly 10 people have been killed after 14 rivers burst their banks in the region following heavy rainfall. All donations to this fund will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts.

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While first responders continue rescue and evacuation, community members shovel mud and remove branches and other debris from the flooding that has severely damaged homes, shops and businesses. Communities isolated from road blockages are currently barred from receiving aid. In addition to the tragic casualties, there is currently incalculable damages to livelihoods of affected communities. The President of the Emilia-Romagna region has requested a national state of emergency declaration.


All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts from this disaster in Italy. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for 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 local, vetted organizations in Italy.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

When you donate to GlobalGiving's Italy Flood Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:

  • Provide food and emergency medical supplies to people
  • Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
  • Support recovery and rebuilding efforts in the region
  • Meet other needs that emerge from the impacted communities

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Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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