Issue Areas: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
2016 Early Warning Forecast

Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential... + More

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2015: Data to Drive Decisions

Jointly produced by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2015: Data to Drive Decisions analyzes funding trends for disasters and humanitarian crises in 2013. In addition to... + More

Making Connections for Community Change - The Staten Island Foundation Biennial Report: Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

The Staten Island Foundation has released its Biennial Report for Fiscal Years 2014-2015. Highlights include:

  • Messages from the Foundation's Chair and Executive Director: Looking Back, Looking Ahead;
  • An...
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The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children

This report examines the experiences and resulting educational and mental health needs of Syrian children living as refugees, drawing on the results of a study conducted in Islahiye camp in southeast Turkey, which assessed children's levels of... + More

Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

One year ago today, we were deeply shaken by a powerful earthquake. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged in the largest seismic event the Bay Area has seen since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, mostly in and around the City of Napa. More... + More

The Getty Foundation Fund For New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Report Summary

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana coast on August 29, 2005, the urban fabric of New Orleans was devastated, including a large number of its arts organizations and historic sites. Along with the physical damage to collections and structures... + More

Nepal Earthquake Humanitarian Situation Report: Three Months Review

This report discusses the current humanitarian situation in Nepal. Three months after the two major earthquakes affected 2.8 million Nepalese lives, 1.1 million children are still in need of vital humanitarian assistance. Three months after the... + More

Still at Risk: U.S. Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

In response to concerted advocacy by Save the Children and many child advocacy groups, President George W. Bush and Congress created the National Commission on Children and Disasters to assess the gaps in federal planning that put children at risk,... + More

Essential Element: Why International Aid for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Is Still a Critical Source of Finance for Many Countries

With 2015 marking the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the start of the Sustainable Development Goals, this report identifies 45 priority countries where there is a continuing need for water and sanitation aid. The report maps needs... + More

Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in WASH: Experience in DRR Mainstreaming in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is near the top of all international lists of countries with high disaster risk. Multiple global, national, and local factors augment the hazards faced by WASH services and increase their vulnerability. This publication discusses how... + More