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Emergencies can leave entire communities in urgent need of assistance to survive and recover. They often threaten efforts to improve a community’s health and advance its social and economic well-being. Rapid assistance can save lives during an emergency. That’s why we help effective relief agencies and local organizations respond quickly to people’s most pressing needs in challenging conditions.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

 

Our Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

This week, we announced two emergency response grants totaling $2.8 million to meet the critical needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

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Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal

We’re announcing two emergency response grants totaling $1 million dollars to meet the critical needs of those affected by the earthquake.

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Partnership in Action: Philanthropy Responds to the SR530 Mudslide

The systems, infrastructures, relationships and experiences of working collaboratively meant that multiple agencies and organizations were able to coordinate swift and effective response to the SR530 mudslide – and that made a real difference for the people and communities affected.

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Measles: Preventing a Predictable Consequence of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Once the EVD outbreak is on the retreat, every effort should be made by partners and the affected countries to reinstitute routine health services, including immunization.

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Ebola’s Impact on Life and Health Systems in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leonean Mohamed Jallow talks with VITAL about day-to-day life in his home country as it reels from the Ebola crisis.

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