From tsunamis and wildfires to global pandemics and civil unrest –more than ever, we know that no person or community is immune to the effects of hard-hitting disasters. From 2000 to 2019, there were 7,348 major recorded disaster events.
- In 2020, damages totaling $210 billion were caused by natural disasters.
- Disasters affect those in poverty most heavily: high death tolls occur in low- and middle-income countries without the infrastructure to protect and respond to disasters.
- Natural disasters kill an average of 45,000 people per year, globally.
The good news is our charity partners listed below are on the ground coordinating with all involved parties to respond immediately, and they also provide long-term relief for affected communities. Their programs include setting up safe spaces for children, delivering critical supplies and medical support, preparing communities to reduce the impact of a disaster, rebuilding houses, providing economic opportunities for resilience, and more.
Feeling inspired? Be a global champion and help assure disaster relief by supporting Global Impact charities through your employee giving campaign. Learn more about active emergency response efforts.