Torrential rains caused rivers to overflow with little warning, causing major flooding across Germany and Belgium. Flooding has also impacted downs in the Netherlands and Switzerland. The storm has cut off communications with large parts of the region, and first responders are working on accounting for at least 1,300 people in Germany.
All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts from this disaster in Western Europe. 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 the region.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Western Europe 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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GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $100M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
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