Disaster Relief - Humanitarian Aid
Each of us have had our lives changed by circumstances beyond our control. In our world, there are many for which devastation comes in the form of natural disasters: weather, geological or biological in nature.
HELP International has answered the call to serve those shaken by nature’s disasters both here and abroad. We are committed to sending humanitarian aid to disaster regions as a part of the mission we serve.
- Since 2002, more disasters have been reported on a yearly basis than in any preceding decade.
- Disasters continue to target the world's poorest and least developed.
- Weather-related disasters continue to rise during the past decade.
Source: IFRC World Disasters Report 2003
"Natural disasters are happening more often, and having an ever more dramatic impact on the world in terms of both their human and economic costs. While the number of lives lost has declined in the past 20 years - 800,000 people died from natural disasters in the 1990s, compared with 2 million in the 1970s - the number of people affected has risen. Over the past decade, the total affected by natural disasters has tripled to 2 billion."
The Solution: Volunteers
The First Wave - “Volunteers form the first line of response in the aftermath of any disaster,” Ramanathan Balakrishnan, of UN Volunteers, an agency that mobilizes international volunteers to support sustainable development, told IRIN in Kenya.”
“The first 24 hours after a disaster strikes are the most critical, as it is still possible to save lives, especially in the case of earthquakes.” Source: http://www.irinnews.org
"The time to prepare for a disaster is not when the disaster hits!" - Jean Kaye, Executive Director, HELP International.
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