We mobilize our network of local and global nonprofit, corporate, church, and logistic partners when disasters strike.
Thousands of communities around the world are affected every day by natural disasters, disease outbreaks and conflicts. This leaves the most vulnerable people in urgent need of help to survive and recover. Historically, those with a background of working in a country alongside local communities are best suited to support relief efforts quickly and efficiently.
Acting fast before, during, and after an emergency and collaborating creatively with diverse partners has meant we can assist the vulnerable when some of the greatest disasters strike.
Disasters are often unexpected and hard to plan for, leaving the many vulnerable and unprepared.
In the days, weeks, and months following a disaster, adequate food, clean drinking water, and shelter are critical to survival.
What we’re doing about it
We build the capacity of our local staff, volunteers, and partners to respond quickly and efficiently to storms, mudslides, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, disease outbreaks, and more.
World Hope International provided medical aid in partnership with the U.S. Southern Command on an 11-week medical assistance mission aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship, the USNS Comfort. WHI staffed 5 medical practitioners on the ship over the course of the mission, which helped provide care to the appropriate communities and to relieve pressure on host nation medical systems—a pressure due in part to an increase in migrants crossing. The USNS Comfort visited Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras from October 11 – December 20, 2018.
In November 2018, wildfires raged across California and, in addition to ravaging the landscape and communities, also created some of the worst air quality in the world at the time. WHI teamed up with Amazon and close partners on the ground to distribute dozens of industrial air-scrubbers to shelters and hospitals across the smoke-filled region.
Hurricane Michael: USA
In October 2018, Hurricane Michael tore across the Florida Panhandle and southern U.S.A. Alongside nonprofit, corporate, and logistics partners, WHI coordinated the distribution of emergency supplies such as food, water, high-quality tarps, and other supplies via land, air, and sea to hard-to-reach communities cut off because of storm damage.
Tsunami Palu: Indonesia
In October 2018, we were able to provide safe drinking water to Saipan shelters following the devastation of Typhoon Yutu, the second strongest hurricane to ever touch American soil. We were also able to support clean-up by removing trees and distributing food relief.
Typhoon Mangkhut: The Philippines
In September 2018, we responded to the destruction on Luzon island with relief supplies often carried by foot by coordinated volunteers to hard-to-reach communities flattened by the typhoon and subsequent flooding.
Hurricane Florence: North and South Carolina
In September 2018, we responded to a powerful Cape Verde hurricane with water filters, water desalination efforts, high-quality tarps, trucks of food and baby supplies, and clean up crews alongside our local and national partners.
In June 2018, we responded to the eruption of Guatemala’s ‘Volcano of Fire’ with clean water supplies, solar chargers, and volunteer teams to help with clean up, recovery, and emotional support.
Earthquake: Papua New Guinea
In February 2018, we responded to a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and dozens of aftershocks with clean water supplies, solar chargers, and clean up alongside The Wesleyan Church.
Cyclone Gita: Islands of Tonga
In February 2018, major winds across the kingdom brought down power lines, smashed churches, and flattened vital crops. We responded with critical emergency supplies—like shelter, clean water, and sanitation kits.
Mount Mayon Volcano: The Philippines
In January 2018, on the heels of Tembin, more than 75,000 fled their homes in the danger zone to stay in emergency shelters. We supplied emergency water supplies in hard-to-reach communities and in shelters.
Tropical Storm Tembin: The Philippines
In December 2017, we responded with shipments of food, water, and hygiene kits, water desalination units, water filters, and electric generators.
In September 2017, we responded with shipments of food, water, and hygiene kits, water desalination units, water filters, and electric generators.
In August 2017, we served over the long-term recovery phase with shipments of goods to those hardiest hit and coordinated teams of volunteers to help in the ongoing clean-up of the area.
Mudslides: Freetown, Sierra Leone
In August 2017, torrential rains lead to deadly mudslides, claiming 1,000 lives, and leaving 7,000 people homeless. We coordinated an emergency response to bring water treatment solutions on-line, delivered clothing, blankets, food, medicines, counseling to victims, and care for children who lost family members.
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade, devastated Haiti. While the real number of casualties may never be known, the estimated death toll was over 500 people. We delivered 2,000 water filters, 2,520 hygiene kits and 342 tarps to the most affected areas.
Flood Relief: Louisiana
In August 2016, we mounted an immediate emergency response effort mobilizing many volunteers. These workers provided 816 hours of services to gut and clean-up homes and minister to families impacted by the flood.
Cyclone Roanu: Sri Lanka
In May 2016, we implemented programs to care for children, provide supplies, medical care and essential furniture for their families, so the children could return to school as soon as possible.
In April 2016, following the earthquakes that took more than 650 lives and injured more than 16,000 people, we provided over 700 water filters and 8,400 hygiene kits to areas with the greatest need.
In April 2015, when more than 21,000 were injured and over 8,500 were killed, we airlifted large, industrial strength tents to over 70 families, providing shelter to protect people from the monsoon rains. In addition, we gave relief supplies, water filters, food
In March 2014-March 2016, as one of the largest non-government organizations in Sierra Leone, we recruited a Registered Nurse from the US to train health care workers, supplied ambulances, set up isolation units, helped with burials, delivered food to families, provided care for shunned survivors, and set up Community Care Centers to make care more accessible to those impacted by the disease. Read More
Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines
In November 2013, immediately following the typhoon that impacted 14 million people, we offered food, educational support, rice seeds, and farm animals to those in need.
In January 2010, the massive earthquake killed more than 230,000 people, injured over 300,000, and left over 1.5 million people homeless. We made available food for 83,200 people, purified water to 68,500 families, 16,103 hygiene kits, and medication to 7,320 orphaned and vulnerable children. While providing psychological care for 887 orphaned children, we helped to reunite 282 children with their guardians. Seminars were held in 26 camps where 18,925 youth learned about illness prevention, and we re-constructed three schools in Cite Soleil, Petit Goave, and Jacmel.
In 2017, we celebrated our emergency response impact.
distributed after mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone; installed 4 water tanks, trucked in over 35,600 gallons of water, hygiene promotion, food and medical provision, psychosocial support to victims.
who spent 18,000 hours serving more than 10,000 hurricane victims across Texas and Florida.
2,700 water filters, 130 solar chargers, desalination equipment and food distributed to hurricane victims.
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