Active Disaster Relief Efforts

From Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut to the growing Rohingya refugee crisis, this is a devastating time for global disasters. Global Impact’s charity alliance includes leading disaster response organizations like Americares, International Medical Corps, and Save the Children. Our charity partners have long-standing programs in many of the locations around the world where both manmade and natural disasters occur, providing immediate and long-term relief for the world’s most vulnerable people. Domestically, our partners are vital in the response effort, protecting children, providing emergency medical supplies, and ensuring that sanitary conditions are maintained and resources are available.
 
Global Impact has the latest response information from on-the-ground and mobilizing responders, as well as funds available to donate to the relief and recovery efforts for the following active disasters:
 
UNICEF USA

Typhoon Mangkhut

Super Typhoon Mangkhut (or Ompong) made landfall on the island of Luzon in the Philippines early on Sept. 15, before moving into the Chinese province of Guangdong the next day. The typhoon caused extensive damage across Guangdong and brought dangerous storm surge and landslides to Luzon. Our charity partners are working to provide relief to those affected. Learn more.

Direct Relief

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 14, as a Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 mph. In the first eight hours after reaching land, it dumped more than 14 inches of rain across the state, causing massive flooding and damage. Our charity partners are working to provide relief to those affected by the storm. Learn more.

Kerala, India Flooding

Heavy rain that began on Aug. 8 has triggered ongoing flooding and landslides across the Kerala state in southern India. Rainfall in some areas came in at well over double that of a typical monsoon season, resulting in the worst flooding the area has seen in a century. Our charity partners are on the ground providing support to those affected. Learn more.

Indonesian Earthquake

On Sunday, Aug. 5, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, shaking the neighboring island of Bali as well. There have been over 200 aftershocks in the following days. Over 430 deaths have been reported with another 1,500 people hospitalized with serious injuries. More than 150,000 people have been displaced. Our charity partners are providing emergency response teams and supplies.  Learn more.

Guatemala Volcano Eruption

On June 3, the Fuego volcano in Guatemala violently erupted without warning, covering nearby communities with a dangerous mix of hot ash, rock and gases. A second eruption occurred the following Tuesday, pushing the death toll to more than 100. Recovery efforts are still ongoing. Learn more.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Since August 2017, it’s estimated that more than half a million Rohingyas have fled Myanmar to escape escalating violence and persecution in what the U.N. is calling “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.” At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in just one month and thousands have flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh. Many remain trapped in Myanmar and in need of aid. Our charity partners are working to provide clean water, food, shelter, medical services, psychosocial support and more to survivors. Learn more.

Syrian Refugee Crisis

In March of 2011, civil war broke out in Syria. Since then, an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes, seeking refuge in neighboring countries or within Syria’s borders. More than 500,000 have died since the war began, and an estimated 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. Our charity partners are working to help provide relief to refugees and their families. Learn more.


Donations to these funds will support some or all of the responding charities listed. Funds are also available on Benevity and YourCause. 
 
If you are interested in utilizing these funds through your workplace or are in need of additional response information, please reach out to [email protected]. We have custom solutions available for fundraising or to provide employee assistance, as well as volunteer opportunities available through our partners.