In September of 2011, Typhoon Nesat battered the Philippines and its capital, Manila, with rains and 105 mile-per-hour winds, triggering flash floods. Over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate and 83 were killed. In December, Typhoon Washi, known locally as Sendong, struck Mindanao in the southern region of the country. Flash floods made worse by mining and deforestation killed over 1,200.
On February 22, 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch in the Canterbury region of New Zealand and killed 185 people, many of whom died when the six-story Christchurch TV building collapsed and caught fire. The earthquake came on the heels of a 7.1 earthquake that devastated the country on September 4, 2010. The two quakes combined to cause over US$20 billion in damage.
In partnership with individual donors and the Caterpillar Foundation, Give2Asia’s field network began identifying community needs and reliable local organizations. Give2Asia was able to support Linwood College in its effort to rebuild its library, and replace and expand its reference resources for students and staff. [Read more...]
Our anniversary report on projects undertaken during the first year details Give2Asia’s partnerships and results in response to the Tohoku disaster. Click here if the report does not load automatically. [Read more...]
February 2, 2012
Beginning in December 2010, Australians living in Queensland suffered the worst flooding the country has seen in 50 years. Pounding rains and swollen rivers submerged over 1,200 homes and damaged 11,000 more. At least 40 towns, with around 200,000 combined people, were affected and water covered an area nearly as large as all of Germany and France combined. Across the state of Queensland, 35 people were killed.
As a result of the massive flooding many of Queensland’s industries shut down, including coal mining, cattle ranching and farming.
At the height of the Queensland floods, Give2Asia began identifying local needs and opportunities for response. Through the Give2Asia Australia Flood Response Fund, we raised $208,499.14 and funded three projects aimed at rebuilding Queensland’s industries and communities. Thank you to all the donors who contributed to the recovery of Australia’s second largest state.
In August of 2010, severe rains, floods and mudslides swept through Sichuan and Gansu Provinces in central China. In Gansu Province, mudslides killed 1,500 people and destroyed 700 homes. In Sichuan, mudslides damaged 13 cities, and destruction of infrastructure left many remote areas isolated without electricity or potable water. [Read more...]
Today, Give2Asia released its report on projects funded in response to dual disasters in Indonesia last year. The report details funding, implementation and impact of each project as well as next steps for the affected communities. [Read more...]
In July 2010, massive flooding struck and killed thousands and displaced millions in Pakistan. This report shares the results of our work helping survivors of the floods. Click here to begin the PDF download (491Kb).