Issue Areas: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
 
Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29th, 2012, approximately 80,000 people residing in over 400 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings lost many essential services such as electricity, use of elevators, heat and hot... + More

 
See Me, Ask Me, Hear Me: Children's Recommendations for Recovery Three Months After Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was the deadliest rapid-onset disaster globally in 2013. Nearly 6 million children have been affected, 4.1 million people remain displaced and over 6,000 people lost their lives.... + More

 
Haiti Four Years Later: Towards a Lasting Legacy for Haitian Children

January 12, 2010, was a day of profound tragedy for Haiti. Four years after Haiti's epic earthquake, the numbers are still hard to accept. Over 230,000 people were killed in a matter of moments and 1.5 million others were displaced. More than 70,000... + More

 
Haiti Earthquake Response: Four-Year Update

The American Red Cross is continuing to rebuild what the earthquake destroyed in Haiti. In the quake's immediate aftermath, they worked side by side with our Red Cross partners to provide lifesaving relief supplies. Since that time, they have helped... + More

 
Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island Nonprofits: A Town Hall Event

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, Staten Island's nonprofits were at an inflection point. The full scope and scale of the storm's impact, and the challenges of long-term recovery, were just coming into focus. The Staten Island Foundation and the... + More

 
White Paper on U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations for Reform

In recent years, the United States has faced a growing number of severe natural disasters presenting a variety of challenges for the nation -- spanning the spectrum from federal to state to municipal and community levels -- and its disaster... + More

 
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery For Community Development Organizations

The purpose of this handbook is to provide community development organizations (CDOs) with basic information useful for the following: - Developing organizational continuity of operations plans. - Proactively assisting their communities with... + More

 
Keeping the Lifeline Open: Remittances and Markets in Somalia

Somalia receives more money from migrants abroad than from humanitarian and development assistance and foreign direct investment combined. Now, these remittances to Somalia are under threat. Somali-American Money Transfer Operators (MTOs), a... + More

 
How Mobile Devices are Transforming Disaster Relief and Public Safety

With its growing usage, mobile technology is greatly improving disaster relief and public safety efforts. Countries around the world face threats from natural disasters, climate change, civil unrest, terrorist attacks, and criminal activities, among... + More

 
Most Say Disaster Spending Does Not Require Offsetting Cuts: A Pew Research Center/Washington Post Survey

As Oklahoma recovers from severe damage caused by last week's tornado, a majority of Americans (59%) say federal spending in response to natural disasters is emergency aid that does not need to be offset by cuts to other programs, while 29% say such... + More