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Respond to Emergencies

When it comes to emergency situations, it’s not a matter of if but when the next will occur. Global Impact’s Charity Alliance includes leading response organizations like Americares, International Medical Corps and Save the Children. From hurricanes to forced displacement in conflict situations, our member charities have the capacity to act swiftly in the wake of natural disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. These organizations are vital in response efforts, erecting temporary shelters, delivering emergency medical supplies, protecting children and others who need special assistance, and ensuring that basic resources are available and sanitary conditions are maintained. They also have established programs in place to help affected individuals and communities regain long-term stability. 

Interested in setting up an emergency fund for your company? Global Impact’s Emergency Response Program offers strategic guidance and resources to launch an immediate campaign that gives employees the opportunity to donate to an emergency situation of your choice. These emergency funds can also be made available through your company's employee giving platforms. Contact us at [email protected] to get started today.

Ready to donate? Give directly to active emergencies or give to Global Impact’s standing emergency response fund and support charities on the ground serving those in need. 

On Feb. 30, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19, or 2019 coronavirus,outbreak a global health emergency. The virus originated in China, where there is currently the highest concentration of those infected.

The virus has already spread to multiple countries, including the U.S., Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, India and Nepal. There have been more than 45,000 confirmed cases, and more than 1,000 deaths. The expansion of the virus has exceeded that of SARS and MERS in previous years.

There is a great need for medical supplies and public health support to contain the spread. Global Impact charity partners are responding to this emergency, both in China and in other parts of the world where the virus has spread or has potential to spread. Please support our 2019 Coronavirus Outbreak Emergency Relief fund to help support response efforts for this emergency.

Photo credit: Lara Cooper / Direct Relief

Nearly 200 bushfires continue to burn across southeast Australia as firefighters work to control the blazes. The fires, which started in September and continue to decimate the continent, have killed at least 26 people and more than one billion animals, destroyed nearly 3,000 homes, and left thousands homeless. Many living in rural areas have been left without electricity or drinking water. 

The fires are the worst Australia has faced since the 2009 Black Saturday fires, which killed 173 people. And now, record high temperatures and a severe drought are making battling the flames even more difficult. 

On Jan. 10, two of the fires merged to form a "megafire" covering 2,300 square miles. 

Our charity partners are providing relief to those affected by this disaster. Please support our Australia wildefires emergency relief fund to help support response efforts for this emergency.

Photo credit: Matthew Abbott/The New York Times/Flickr

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Jan. 7, killing one person and causing widespread blackouts. The quake was followed by at least 35 aftershocks. More than 2,000 people have been displaced, while nearly one million have been left without power and thousands without water. There is a widespread threat of landslides and collapsing structures. 

The situation is unfolding and our charity partners are responding with supplies and other support. Please donate to Global Impact’s Puerto Rico Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund to provide much-needed funding for these relief efforts.

Photo credit: Mercy Corps

Donate to the Global Impact’s Standing Emergency Response Fund to set aside funds for our member charities responding on the ground to the next natural disaster or humanitarian crisis.



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