Red Cross Gives More than $1 Million to “Silent” Disasters

  • Silent Disasters
    Chile: Earthquake On April 1st an 8.2 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile, affecting 500,000 people. The Red Cross is providing shelter supplies to those with damaged homes.
  • Silent Disasters
    Philippines: Bohol Earthquake Just three weeks before Typhoon Haiyan, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the same region, destroying homes and jobs. Red Cross is helping with cash grants and shelter supplies.
  • Silent Disasters
    Central African Republic: Conflict Violence in the Central African Republic forced thousands from their homes. The Red Cross is ensuring families have a safe place stay.
  • Silent Disasters
    Vietnam: Typhoon Wutip The Red Cross is providing cash grants for home repair and basic household items to people affected by significant flooding.
  • Silent Disasters
    Solomon Islands: Flooding Heavy flooding in the Solomon Islands this spring left thousands in evacuations centers. The Red Cross is making sure clean water and basic sanitation are available.
  • Silent Disasters
    Philippines: Typhoon Bopha The American Red Cross is making an additional commitment to help people recover from a December 2012 typhoon that left nearly one million people displaced.
  • Silent Disasters
    Guinea & Liberia: Ebola Red Cross volunteers helped map communities and raise awareness about disease control in West African communities affected by an Ebola outbreak.
  • Silent Disasters
    Uganda: Hosting Refugees Violence in South Sudan caused more than 100,000 to seek safe haven in Uganda. Red Cross is distributing shelter supplies and helping provide water and sanitation.
...helping provide shelter, clean water, cash grants, basic household items, and education on disease prevention.

Every year millions of people around the globe are affected by natural disasters, conflict and health emergencies. Some of these disasters aren’t covered as heavily in the media as others, but that doesn’t mean that the Red Cross isn’t there caring for people in need. Since March of 2014, the American Red Cross has contributed more than$1 million to these “silent” disasters—helping provide shelter, clean water, cash grants, basic household items, and education on disease prevention. See more about how these contributions are impacting people affected by disasters around the world.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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