It has been more than one year since Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, and the GlobalGiving community have provided much-needed recovery and rebuilding for people devastated by the storm. Your support has led to lasting positive impact for affected people. Through your donations:
ACTIV rebuilt the roof of two classrooms of the St-Joseph School after they were blown away in the cyclone in Vanuatu;
IsraAID distributed water, farm and garden kits for all villages in Tangoa Island, and provided psychosocial first aid to survivors
This fund will be closing but if you would like to continue to support other disaster relief and recovery efforts, you can find information about GlobalGiving’s response here: https://www.globalgiving.org/disasters/.
Because you have been committed to supporting relief efforts not only at the onset of the storm, but months after to insure long-term impact for a stronger and more resilient Vanuatu, we would like to invite you to a special event: From The Front Lines: GlobalGiving Disaster Response Panel.
Your support has made it possible for GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners to provide immediate and long-term relief for communities impacted by past disasters, like Typhoon Haiyan, and recent disasters, like the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, the Nepal earthquakes, the Ebola outbreak, and the Syrian refugee crisis. At this event you’ll have the opportunity to hear from the organizations you have supported and disaster responders’ first-hand experiences.
ACTIV Association rebuilding the Panganisu library
In March, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Vanuatu struck - Tropical Cyclone Pam. About 90% about the buildings were affected, and citizens were without running water.
With your support, this fund has been able to help the 4 following organizations respond to the recovery efforts:
ACTIV Association worked with the community to bring a school hosting 340+ kids back to operations. ACTIV also worked with community members to address crop needs focusing not only on getting food to communities, but also creating a long-term approach to regenerating their economies and gardens across the different islands of Vanuatu. “The equation is simple; when you buy local crops you support the local economy in one island while assisting another to recover.“
IsraAid responded by distributing food and supplies and providing psycho-social services to help Vanuatu citizens deal with the trauma.
International Medical Corps mobilized and deployed the Emergency Response Team to respond to both immediate lifesaving needs as well as developing longer term capacity for resiliency in the face of natural disaster.
Global Vision International Charitable Trust has worked with local partners the last 7 years. GVI is working with these partners to address and respond to needs such as rebuilding shelter and providing access to food and safe drinking water.
Thanks to you, Vanuatu can continue to rebuild and thrive after the worst natural disaster to ever hit this island nation.
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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.
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