Philippines: Disaster Preparedness Storm Shelter Project 2016

PHILIPPINES DISASTER PREPAREDNESS STORM SHELTER PROJECT 2015 - 2016 On average the Philippines receive 20 typhoons a year, and these natural disasters are growing in frequency and intensity. In November of 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit reaching wind speeds of 315 kilometres per hour, devastating communities and claiming more than 6,300 lives. Just over one year later, [...]

Nepal: Earthquake Response 2015

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE 2015 April 25, 2015 at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 25,000. Estimates suggest nearly 8.1 million people were affected. Within 48 hours of the earthquake devastating Nepal, GlobalMedic’s Rapid Response Team was deployed to respond by providing humanitarian [...]

Dominica: Hurricane Response 2015

DOMINICA  HURRICANE RESPONSE 2015  On August 27, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika hit the island nation of Dominica, causing flooding and landslides. 20 people were killed and nearly 600 people were left homeless. Many roadways on the island were impassable, and a number of bridges were completely destroyed. Many communities were without electricity or potable water, and [...]

Ukraine: Conflict Response 2015-2016

UKRAINE IDP RESPONSE 2015 The situation in Ukraine is dire with parts of Donetsk and Luhansk suffering shelling on a daily basis. Over 6,200 people have been killed and the threat to civilian life caused over 1.17 million people to become internally displaced in an attempt to escape the violence. Hospitals and clinics are closed or only [...]

Greece: Syrian Refugee Crisis Response 2015

 GREECE   SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS RESPONSE 2015  By May 2015, more than 42,000 refugees had arrived by sea in Greece, and  1,000 more arrive each day. Migrants are fleeing a variety of human rights abuses including war and extreme violence. An overwhelmed Greek economy is unable to provide access to basic services including healthcare, shelter or food. [...]

Serbia: Syrian Refugee Crisis Response 2015

SERBIA  SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS RESPONSE 2015  More than 4.2 million refugees have fled to Europe and surrounding countries, the streets of Serbian border town Prešovo were lined with families waiting over 12 hours to be registered for further travel into Europe. Hundreds more arrived daily and as temperatures dropped and rains set in, families were forced to weather the [...]

Northern Iraq: IDP Winterization Response 2015

 IRAQ   IDP WINTERIZATION RESPONSE 2015  The threat of cold weather marks a severe risk for families in Northern Iraq who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing violence. The thousands of families who have sought shelter in spontaneous communal settlements such as schools and abandoned or unfinished buildings are increasingly vulnerable as the winter [...]