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Canada: Shelter Support 2016

CANADA SHELTER SUPPORT 2016 There are thousands of individuals and families in distress in Canada, whether struggling to find housing, basic necessities and protection from violence, or facing the aftermath of a disaster. GlobalMedic lends support to protect the health of vulnerable families. 150000 CANADIANS ACCESS EMERGENCY SHELTER ANNUALLY. AS MANY AS  7000 HOMELESS YOUTH ON A [...]

Haiti: Hurricane Matthew Response 2016

HAITI HURRICANE MATTHEW RESPONSE 2016 On October 4th, 2016 Hurricane Matthew - a Category 4 storm - made landfall in Haiti. The loss of life was appalling and the damage extensive. Food and water supplies quickly became a critical concern. GlobalMedic deployed it's Rapid Response Team, who arrived in-country on the 6th and immediately implemented our [...]

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, [...]

Sri Lanka: Flood Response 2016

SRI LANKA FLOOD RESPONSE 2016 Heavy rainfall throughout the month of May led to the worst flooding and landslides Sri Lanka has experienced in over 25 years. On May 12, Tropical Storm Roanu dropped over 300 millimetres of rain in just 24 hours. GlobalMedic responded to provide clean drinking water to vulnerable populations in the Kegalle [...]

Ecuador: Earthquake Response 2016

ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE 2016 April 16, 2016 at 18:58 Ecuador Standard Time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador. The disaster killing 673 people and injured more than 27,732.  More than 750,000 people were affected. Within 60 hours of the devastating earthquake, GlobalMedic’s Rapid Response Team deployed to respond by providing humanitarian aid including; Search and Rescue assistance, clean [...]

India: Tamil Nadu Flooding Response 2016

 INDIA   FLOODING RESPONSE 2016  For a month long period between November and December, monsoon plagued India and destroyed thousands of hectares of cropland and infrastructure. Tamil Nadu was the worst-affected area, and over 420 people were killed by the floods. With the health and hygiene of affected communities are at high risk, GlobalMedic responded with WASH based interventions in [...]

Canada: Syrian Refugee Crisis Response 2016

CANADA SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS RESPONSE 2016 Canada continues to welcome Syrian refugees that are fleeing the violence in their homeland, with more than 36,000 Syrians arriving since November of 2015. Despite beginning a new life in Canada, many families are still struggling to secure accommodation, employment, and other basic necessities. GlobalMedic, in partnership with Proctor [...]