Crisis Carrd Directory

For situations that need immediate attention, ARMY often request OIAA to help with providing ways to support. In such cases, we create Crisis Carrds to offer a comprehensive list of resources that ARMY can use to help. We highly encourage ARMY to do a little research on their own and make sure they feel comfortable donating to the non-profits.

What is a crisis carrd?

The short answer?
A compilation of resources that will provide information and ways to support events that demand our urgent attention.

Why do you make them?

One in An ARMY comprises entirely of volunteers who, while one campaign is running, are already planning two future campaigns. Planning campaigns take time to search the right organizations, vet them, and put them forth for ARMY to help. So, it would be almost impossible for us to set up a campaign quickly enough to address a crisis situation. As a compromise, we use CRISIS CARRDS (formerly crisis threads) to give ARMY information on how to help. But it is later up to ARMY themselves if they will support it. We also highly encourage ARMY to do a little research on their own and make sure they feel comfortable donating to the non-profit

Why haven't you put up one for [this] yet?

There are probably either of two reasons.

1. We unfortunately can't keep track of everything in the world. It's when ARMY reach out to us, or we see a great need in our community for resources, that we start looking into non profits. If neither of these have happened, we're just not aware.

2. Our process takes time. It's important to us to provide ARMY with factual information and make sure ARMY's donations are being sent to a non-profit that will use them on the ground and provide actual support to the crisis situation. It is almost impossible to get that kind of information from a crisis organization, as the money usually goes into a central pot and is distributed as needed. We also try not to rely too much on just linking ARMY to gofundmes for crisis situations. While gofundmes are sometimes the fastest avenue to donate funds, they aren't always the best option. An example of this is the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan, Canada. The crash happened in April 2018 and killed 16 (young) hockey players, their coaches, and their bus driver, and left some of the survivors with life-altering injuries. A gofundme was set up immediately and raised 15M dollars. It then took 7 months to figure out how and who to distribute the funds to, and forced the grieving families and survivors to go through additional trauma. So while gofundmes will provide a difference eventually, donating directly to crisis orgs that are already on the ground (like orgs providing trauma services) are more effective, though potentially harder to evaluate.

Resources

Current Crisis

Situations that has been brought to our attention & are being looked into:

  • Palestine

  • Turkey

  • Karachi Floods

  • Nigeria ~ EndSARS

  • Congo ~ Coltan

  • Namibia ~ Femicide

  • Hyderabad floods

  • Turkey/Greece ~ earthquake

Others

Palestine

Info on whats happening


Info about non profit

India

Many ARMYs from India have asked us to find resources to help their country in current difficult times. Not only are they struggling with COVID-19 paired with a migrant workers crisis there is also the cyclone season that has already damaged several parts of the country. We therefore have tried to include several non profits that help different aspects of the problems and encourage you to look through them and donate to what you feel you want to contribute to.

*Ketto and GiveIndia are not charging any platform fees for these fundraisers


Janvikas is helping daily-wage workers with basic ration supplies

They have increased capacity at the MCKS’ Kitchen by 6x and delivered 60,000+ nutritious cooked meals over the last 7 days. Each nutritious meal of approximately 450 calories, costs only INR 15. They have in place a team of well-trained inhouse cooks who follow standard operating procedures to maintain hygiene and quality parameters. They have also started distributing nutritional and energy packed foods such as biscuits, bread and rusk. Are also working with government authorities to make this possible. Daily, they identify localities where people are hungry and help us distribute the food there.

They support waste pickers and their families, and collectives.

The funds will be used to provide safety kits, consisting of gloves, masks, soaps and sanitizers, and a month’s supply of essentials, like grains, pulses, oil, sugar and tea.

Reaching out to vulnerable communities in the states of Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttarakhand.

Reaches out to families affected by earthquakes, floods and cyclones; restore schools and homes; and puts faith in education to build long term resilience of the communities.

Currently focuses relief for those affected by Amphan.

Has two programs that currently help the situation.

Providing care kits to the homeless - hand wash, sanitizers, and food supplies.

Providing food to thousands of migrant workers and labourers who are walking for days to reach home due to nationwide lockdown.

Working diligently with partner organizations to deliver dry ration relief packs directly to the families of disadvantaged children across Delhi. Each relief package contains 10 Kg wheat flour (aata), 10 Kg rice, 1 litre cooking oil, salt, spices, sugar, soap, and detergent, and costs Rs. 1120 per pack.

Gives comprehensive family kits of essentials – largely dry ration, personal care material to the affected communities in areas well known for migration and related geographies.

Non-profit working to enhance the dignity and well-being of migrant worker communities in the informal economy. It works across the western Indian migration corridor of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra but has networks across India.

Provids pre-packaged meals to migrants, daily-wage earners and the poor.

Raising funds to support approx. 200 transgender persons with basic income to sustain themselves through the lockdown.

Providing support and relief to communities of waste pickers and those in the informal waste sector who will be hit very hard by this crisis. They rely heavily on basic income from the sale of recyclables. But their risk of contracting COVID-19 from waste is also high.

Aiding elderly people with information and food distribution to keep them safe.

For the ongoing floods, HelpAge is supporting elderly people affected by floods in Bihar. There, they provide three services: Family Survival Kits with kitchen ingredients, Personal Hygiene Kits containing things like Bedsheets, soap and mosquito nets, and Healthcare Relief including Check-ups and providing free medicine.

AID supports grassroots organizations in India. When donating on the general donation page, you can specify the fund you would like to donate to in a drop-down menu.

Currently, they have funds specifically for COVID-19, relief for Cyclone Amphan, and the All India Relief Fund which provides general disaster relief.

Generally focuses on education but is mobilizing emergency supplies and support in West Bengal and Odisha at this critical time.

Also helps, through their already local programs, provide dry rations and sanitary products to those in need because of COVID-19.

Akshaya Patra is providing meals and packed grocery kits to the marginalized and low-income segment of the society in various regions of India. The cost of each cooked meal is ₹25 (about 35ct) and the cost of each grocery kit is ₹825 (about 11$). The latter can serve 42 meals.

Note: There is controversy surrounding this organization because they conform their ingredients to religious beliefs. For more information, click here

El Salvador

El salvador was hit by a tropical storm, which unleashed floodings and landslides.
Read more about it here

The list may be updated with more resources as we come by them. This includes for Guatemala.


The foundation focuses on sharing and multiplying aid they’ve received. Their goal is to create a bigger and better change for El Salvador.

Addresses the root causes and consequences of violence and poverty through education and health programs that empower youth and communities, and strengthen public systems.

Provides strategic relief on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, medical care, hunger relief, and clean water. Puts a special emphasis on not only providing physical relief to those in immediate need, but also equipping them to create sustainable solutions to combat poverty.

Yemen

Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 24 million people – some 80 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance.

With COVID-19 now spreading rapidly, Yemen is facing an emergency within an emergency.

Read more about the crisis in Yemen here


Since April 2015, Mona Relief has distributed thousands of blankets, over seven million meals, school bags and kits to thousands of children so that they can continue their education in the face of adversity.

Mona Relief currently only has a patreon as a donation method. With patreon you can only do a monthly subscription (your choice of amount), but we have contacted them to see if they're able to set up a one time donation option. Otherwise you can still do the patreon pledge, but cancel it directly after you've subscribed to make it a one time thing

Provide food, water, and sanitation to families in six governorates around Yemen.

Please click on current appeals and put your donation amount under Yemen.

Disclaimer: During appeals and campaigns Islamic Relief Worldwide raises funds from many different sources at the same time. Should the total amount raised by an appeal exceed the amount required, Islamic Relief may use your donation in similar areas of extreme need.

In Yemen, Zakat Foundation of America has focused on providing emergency humanitarian relief and also distributing food for the Ramadan and Eid holidays.

Baitulmaal has been helping Yemen since 2018 by providing food, medicine, and hygiene kits.

Under "what my donation is for" you can pick Yemen relief

Distributes emergency food parcels, provides medical care from their mobile clinic, builds and repairs water wells and feeds schoolchildren.

Has two current campaigns: Mercy Bakery that provides bread to families and orphans and Mercy Kitchen that provides meals for those who come by to pick up their bread.

Yemen Aid provides food, medical, and hygienic supplies along with a campsite for at least 30 families.

Please note that Yemen Aid has a 100% donation policy for contributions marked "Zakat," "emergency food assistance" or "famine relief," which means that 100% of these donations are spent on buying and distributing food baskets to starving families in Yemen. Mark your donation by adding a note

The Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation aims to increase awareness of the US public and policymakers about the humanitarian crises underway in Yemen, support relief and reconstruction efforts, and facilitate campaigns to bring peace to the country.

With the rise of people affected by the Covid-19, They have put together a Hygiene Kit to distribute to the local clinics, health workers and poor and needy families to prevent the spread of the virus.

Donations from the ShareTheMeal app support various WFP operations ranging from resilience building and school feeding programmes to providing food assistance in emergencies.

When opening the app you get to choose which campaign you'd like to donate to. Also make sure you're donating with the One in an ARMY team!

Covid-19 help for US Indigenous people

As covid-19 has swept through the reservation, it has underscored many of the social and economic inequalities that continue to affect the tribe - all contributing to one another, and all making the outbreak worse.

You can read more here

If there is an interest to help more indigenous people in general, please contact OIAA through any of the means on the bottom of the page.


The Navajo Department of Health is accepting monetary and non-monetary donations to address immediate medical and community needs. (This is the only official covid-19 fundraising and donation effort for the Navajo Nation.)

Through the Initiative, they are able to provide mental health support, supply healthy meal kits to students and elders, and distribute stipends to those who require financial support as a result of COVID-19. Seeding Sovereignty is also providing PPE to frontline medical workers from reservation clinics.

The First Nation Community Healthsource is focused in helping tribal communities, displaced tribal families, and those that are elderly, immunocompromised and homeless.

The Navajo Water Project is a community-managed utility alternative that brings hot and cold running water to homes without access to water or sewer lines.

First Peoples Fund's mission is to honor and support the Collective Spirit® of First Peoples artists and culture bearers. First Peoples Fund (FPF) is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, healthy environment for everyone in our FPF family -- artists, trainers, employees, partners and friends. Their safety and well-being are always our top priority.

The fund is administered by the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC), and its assistance will cover essential disinfecting supplies, personal protective equipment, and food distribution.

The Hopi Foundation is using the Hopi Emergency Fund to support emergency needs of the Hopi community during the covid-19 pandemic.

provide resources to Indigenous communities around the world who are impacted by COVID-19. Working with trusted Native community partners, Seventh Generation Fund focuses its efforts on elders, multi-generational households, and families with young children. As part of the recent Apsaalooke project, funds were used to deliver food staples, hot lunches, and cleaning products to those on the Crow and Cheyenne Reservations.

In response to COVID-19, the First Nations Development Institute created the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. The Fund offers direct financial support to Native nonprofit organizations and tribal programs that need it most.

Poland

Many of the LGBT+ community in Poland do not feel safe in their own country with the way it's going, and ARMY reached out to us for ways to help.

You can read more here

Established in Warsaw and are working to introduce marriage equality for same-sex couples and to build the LGBT+ community in Poland. They are responsible for the “Love doesn't exclude” campaign. They are educating and informing the public on the subject of marital equality, monitoring and political lobbying for the implementation of full marital equality for same-sex couples, providing psychological help and help Polish citizens to get married in other EU countries.

Established in Warsaw, it's the oldest LGBT+ organization in Poland. They provide: one on one psychological counseling, crisis interventions in situations of discrimination, legal advice and workshops. They organise support groups (faith and rainbow groups, parents and relatives of LGBT people, senior LGBT people), run a helpline, an intervention hostel and an educational club for practicing safe sexual activities and for the prevention of HIV and STI.

Established in Poznan, they are an LGBT+ organization working to support postulates of equality of same-sex couples and fight violence and discrimination. They organize the Poznan Pride Week festival and the Equality March in Poznan. They cooperate with public theatres and produce plays, conduct anti-discriminatory and equality training for companies/schools and provide both legal and psychological help to LGBT+ people and their families.

The Equality Factory is an association founded in Łódź based on the local group Campaign Against Homophobia. They organize Equality Marches, debates on social issues, cultural meetings, film screenings and academic lectures. They run a radio broadcast - Radio Fabryka on the air of Student Radio Żak PŁ. They also run a support group for parents and family members of LGBT+ people and provide free legal and psychological advice.

Based in Warsaw, this organization offers psychological and legal assistance to victims of violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. They regularly organize various debates and social campaigns with the goal to educate and raise awareness. In KPH’s headquarters in Warsaw, there is a library with the largest in Poland collection of literature, magazines, press and scientific materials, both Polish and foreign, on LGBT+, sexuality and activism. These resources will be soon available free of charge to anyone conducting research.

If the donation link does not work you can find it at the top right corner on their website (click the name of the org to get there).

Their main mission is the organization of the equality parade that includes not only people from the LGBT+ community but also minority groups, religious organisations and organisations for defending the rights of people with disabilities, or pro-animals.

Lebanon

Lebanon who continues to struggle with an economic crisis, is being hit harder than before because of the pandemic and its negative effects on the economy. This, together with the probable corruption within the government makes it hard for citizens to get back on their feet.
Read more about it here

After the explosion that happened in the capital of Beirut just the other day, the people of Lebanon need more help now, than ever. If you are able, please donate blood.
Read more about it here
The article contains pictures and videos of the explosion in Beirut and the tragic aftermath, so sensitive readers should be advised

This carrd was already in progress when OIAA went on vacation, but because of the recent events we decided to publish it early with the information we already had, and have added a few orgs that fit the new circumstances as well.

Currently provides food on a daily basis to families and individuals in need, mainly through the collection of surplus food from partner restaurants, hotels, caterers, supermarkets and fruit and vegetables, food xporters/importers. Our main line of work is to provide food to a selected number of more than 70 Lebanese NGOs active in a variety of fields.

The Lebanese Red Cross is the main provider of ambulance services in Lebanon, which with current means are only able to respond to 1 out of 5 emergencies.

Be aware that only donations through their website or app are legit, no other third party fundraisers are associated.

Founded in 2010 in Lebanon, DSC is on a mission to raise awareness about voluntary blood donation by supporting patients in need through nationwide blood drives and through a 24/7 call center for multiplied impact.

Make sure to click one-time donation if you can’t afford to do monthly

They provide help to retired citizens of their most basic needs, but are also providing food assistance to families. They also work alongside the food bank mentioned earlier.

Donations from the ShareTheMeal app support various WFP operations ranging from resilience building and school feeding programmes to providing food assistance in emergencies.

When opening the app you get to choose which campaign you'd like to donate to. Also make sure you're donating with the One in an ARMY team!

Pantanal

The Pantanal is the world’s biggest wetland, located in Brazil and extending into Bolivia and Paraguay, covering a surface of over 150,000 sq km. Currently, the Pantanal is experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ amount of devastation through fires, with a total of 10% of its surface having burned down halfway through the fire season. While fires are a common occurrence in the Pantanal, a drought caused by an underwhelming rain season earlier this year has worsened the fires. Being a home for an almost unparalleled variety of animals, the fires are endangering their lives and the region’s biodiversity as a whole.

Support is needed for animal rescue, local volunteers that fight the fires, and residents needing to sustain their livelihood. Read more about it here

The Institutes is a non-profit NGO with a mission to “promote the conservation of biodiversity seeking the rational use of natural resources and better quality of life”; nature conservation”. Their main project is the Hyacinth Macaw Project, where the Institute maintains the population of the Hyacinth Macaw and assures its ongoing viability, but in the process also explicitly dedicates itself to promote the conservation of biodiversity and of the Pantanal as a whole. Focus lies on research and education rather than restoration.

Ampara Animal is an NGO that supports 450+ shelters nationally, and has created a task force for rescuing wild animals from the Pantanal fires. They request financial support to fund their Pantanal operation, primarily medication, rescue and veterinary equipment, vehicles, food, etc.
Their aim is to rescue and rehabilitate animals, and later re-introduced them into their natural habitat.

The Institute is providing resources and equipment to the groups actively trying to control the fire. The money is being raised for them to be able to pay for these equipments.

Comitiva Esperança is raising money for the families who live in Pantanal and are in need of food and basic necessities duo to the COVID and the fire.

Sudan

Sudan is currently experiencing its worst floods since 1946, with heavy seasonal rains expected to continue till October. Climate change has increased the amount of rainfall, and the removal of trees near the Nile river has greatly affected the flow of water.

The state has declared a three month state-of-emergency due to rising death tolls and immense infrastructural damage. 102 people have been killed (as of 7 September 2020 reports) and more than 100,000 homes have been destroyed, displacing more than half a million Sudanese people. The heavy floods will inevitably increase the prevalence of water-borne diseases (e.g chikungunya, cholera, dengue), which does not bode well for a country that is also grappling with COVID-19. For more information

UNHCR and partners, in collaboration with the Government of Sudan, are providing emergency aid to affected refugees and internally displaced and host communities to protect and shelter the most vulnerable.

A non-profit charity organization by Sudanese Americans that assist in annual Ramadan projects and other humanitarian and healthcare-related initiatives - currently raising funds for the floods; Accept PayPal and Credit Card.

Nafeer is a volunteer initiative hosted on the Sudan Next Gen platform, which supports campaigns run by Sudanese people and diasporas. They are currency raising funds for the floods and updates can be found on their page; Accept Credit Card, Apple Pay & Google Pay

California

In many western areas of the United States and Canada, every year brings the risk of wildfires.There have been 7,982 fire incidents in California in 2020 with 3,627,010 acres total acres burned. There have been 7,193 structures damaged or destroyed and at least 26 fatalities as of Sept 24. As of Sept. 6, California passed the record for the worst year in history for the amount of damaged land. The first, third and fourth-largest fires in California’s history are all currently burning or have been contained. More info Here

Direct Relief is respirators, oxygen concentrators, and other medical resources to more than 200 state and county health agencies, emergency management departments, community health centers and clinics in fire-affected areas.

Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is consistently among the first to respond to disasters at home and around the world. They serve millions of people affected by natural and man-made disasters every year through partnerships with local churches, businesses, government agencies, other nonprofits, and our incredible donors and volunteers.

Red Cross disaster teams are partnering with government and community leaders to provide necessary resources to those affected.The Red Cross is providing shelter, meals and emotional support. Minimum donation is $10.

Wildlife Recover and Disaster Relief Fund: UWNC is providing financial support to individuals and to agencies that are working on the ground to assist survivors, evacuees and others impacted by the fires. More funding is needed as the effects of these tragedies are long-term – for example, financial assistance to Camp and Carr survivors will be needed for at least the next two years, with United Way on target to distribute $3 million in calendar 2020 alone.

CDP recognizes that the disaster cycle does not end after a fire and full recovery. This fund targets and supports vulnerable populations and communities, disproportionately affected, Identifies and fills in gaps where public resources are unavailable or scarce, and Gives locally and prioritizes grants to small nonprofits and community groups.

The Central California Animal Disaster Team is a volunteer organization that sets up emergency shelters for animals during disasters.

The org provides financial support to families of those who died or were injured in the line of duty while fighting fires.

Through the SAVE Program, front line firefighters in California provide gift cards, in the amount of $250, to eligible victims of fire or other natural disasters so they may purchase basic necessities such as food, clothing or medicine. Only distributing cards until September 29th

Firefighters Benevolent Fund provides assistance and support to firefighters who are displaced or impacted by fire or natural disaster.

This fund exists to raise money to support nonprofits and agencies providing immediate assistance to evacuees, animals and others impacted by fires in our area. They've distributed over $140,250 in grants for shelter and relief supplies.

Oregon

The Oregon Department of Forestry is closely monitoring 9 major fires in Oregon, down from 17 originally. About 1 million acres have burned in Oregon since the start of this year, which is nearly double the 10-year average of approximately 557,811. There have been more than 7,500 personnel assigned to these fires, not including many of the government employees, landowners, forestland operators, and members of the community who are contributing every day. Source

The American Red Cross is also helping in Oregon.

The Oregon Food Bank Network is on the front lines, providing emergency support — including water, food and other critical supplies.

The Community Rebuilding Fund gathers resources and plans for what comes next after the devastation brought by wildfires. The Emergency Response Fund supports local organizations responding with shelter, food and other emergency services and serving people of color and other disproportionately impacted communities

From transporting shelter pets from wildfire-affected areas to providing medical care for injured pets, each and every animal that comes to OHS receives the quality care and love they deserve.

Immigrant Fire Relief Fund: The fund will distribute money directly to families for basic needs like food, gas and other essentials in response to the complications surrounding the recent fires in Jackson County. We are also assisting families with navigating community resources. Many immigrant families have been displaced and their homes have been completely destroyed.

United Way of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties announced today it has established a dedicated fund to meet the needs of vulnerable community members and the nonprofits that serve them in the face of the recent wild fires in Linn and Lincoln Counties. United Way's Emergency Fund will provide flexible resources to non-profit partner organizations in our region working with communities who have been impacted or displaced and the economic consequences of this disaster. 100% of dollars raised will directly benefit individuals

Help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and assist injured firefighters and their families.

Kashmir Crisis

Since August 2019, Kashmir has been under a security and communications lockdown following the revoking of its special semi-autonomous status under Article 370 of the Constitution of India. COVID-19 has imposed further restrictions on the movement and livelihoods of Kashmiri people: hospitals are not functioning effectively, there is a severe shortage of food and medicines, children and women are left especially vulnerable at home and many have lost their jobs. Humanitarian aid and on-ground initiatives by NGOs have become especially important in supporting the people of Kashmir during this uncertain period of a global pandemic and a government lockdown.

NOTE: While some districts in Kashmir have had their Internet (4G) restored, many other parts of Kashmir only have 2G services. As a result, many NGOs have been hampered in their distributive activities and communications. Additionally, this might have an impact on donations coming in from outside of Kashmir and India. We have contacted Muslim Hands, Kashmir Humanity Foundation and CHINAR Kashmir to enquire about their situation - they have confirmed that their work on ground is still being carried out with approval from Indian authorities and they can access funds.

Muslim Hands have been supporting the Kashmiri people for over 20 years now and are currently providing emergency food, medicine and ambulance services to families in the worst-affected districts of Anantnag and Palwama.

(Credit Card - Utilizes InstaMojo and PayUMoney platforms for donations which are in rupees; click on International - Donate Now - at top-right of the website; or scroll down to bottom of donation page page for Live Online Donation Option)

Kashmir Humanity Foundation is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit that works towards providing quality education, healthcare and livelihood to children, youth and women in Kashmir. They also provide orphan care facilities and assist the socioeconomically disadvantaged families in the community through their shelters and skills-training programmes.

(Only Bank Transfer - bank details for donors within and outside of India can be found on the right side of the donation page)

CHINAR is a non-political, non-profit organization that carries out programmes to empower and support vulnerable women and children. They also aid impoverished families during natural disasters or in this situation, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moria fires

On September 9th, fires that consumed Europe’s largest refugee camp, Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, left nearly 13,000 men, women, and children without shelter or access to basic services. The Greek authorities quickly set up an emergency facility in Kara Tepe intended to cover immediate and urgent needs of those affected by the fires in Moria. There are also 150 covid-19 patients in the camp who have received medical treatment and stay in an isolated area in the new site. However, the temporary tents are not suitable for winter and there are many shortages in fresh water, WASH facilities and medication. Clinics, schools and other amenities run by the non profits were also destroyed by the fires. For more info: here

Since the Moria refugee crisis is ongoing and conditions are susceptible to change, please visit the organizations’ social media accounts where they update frequently about their needs in monetary and in kind donations.

They run the largest warehouse on the islands for incoming donations. Most corporate or private donors who send clothes, shoes, hygiene products, tents, towels, blankets and other personal items to Greece, ship directly to Attika. The Attika team then sorts, delivers or arranges collection for the other supporting NGOs who in turn distribute directly as part of their own assistance programs. In conjunction with this bulk distribution, Attika also daily packs and delivers specifically requested items directly to the residents of Moria and Kara Tepe camps through an open Personal Order system. Monetary donations help them to keep the warehouse open, keep the refuge house open, keep delivery trucks on the road and buy food, underwear, shoes, hygiene items, and a lot more to make the life of the refugees easier.

They are a team of doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals, all volunteers, who provide medical services to the refugees in the camp. They are partnered with Doctors without Borders and they are in fact one of the few health providers allowed inside the camp. Their clinic was destroyed by the fire and they aspire to build a new and better one. They are now operating in two locations providing chronic medications and wound care using their ambulance as a mobile clinic. The donations will go towards building a new clinic, providing healthcare services to refugees in Lesvos and identify possible cases of COVID.

Their mission is to provide a dignified, sustainable and innovative response to the refugee crisis that involves and benefits both refugees and their host community. They are currently on the ground providing blankets, clothes, sleeping bags and other necessities to the refugees and working to improve and dignify living conditions in the new temporary camp, where better shelters, food distribution and winter protection is urgently needed. Minimum donation 5 euros.

Dirty Girls focus on recycling and upcycling materials used to provide aid to refugees. By recycling blankets rather than UNHCR replacing them with brand new ones, they manage to save a lot of funds that can be used where the need is greater and also protect the environment. The volunteers collect blankets and sleeping bags from the camps and wash them in hospital standards so that they can be reused and not get thrown away. Dirty Girls uses three huge commercial laundries in Lesvos, Athens and Northern Greece. Minimum donation 5 euros.

Better Days’ mission is to provide high-quality humanitarian relief while simultaneously working to develop better models and solutions to respond to the most difficult challenges surrounding the refugee crisis. They focus on unaccompanied minors (UMAs). After the Moria fire, all donations received will be used towards the continuation of the emergency response programs prioritizing legal aid for UMAs and youth living in Greece and the provision of mental health, pharmaceutical and medical aid.

They are a medical team providing healthcare services to the refugees in Moria. The donations will go to medical care, medical equipment and emergency care to refugees, in an effort to support other acting healthcare facilities.They also provide meals, water, fruit, and tea along with a new set of clothes and shoes to each patient upon discharge from the hospital. Minimum donation 3 euros.

They deliver humanitarian help like sleeping bags, dry clothes, diapers, food and water to those arriving on the Lesvos shores and after the Moria fire to the residents of the camp. In order to be efficient, they daily decide on which needs they are gonna spend the funds on. They are UNHCR approved and collaborate with various other parties present.

Philippines Typhoon

Update: The Philippines has been hit by multiple typhoons since Typhoon Goni made landfall, with Typhoon Ulysses being one of the most destructive ones. Relief efforts are continuing and more organizations require donations to address the emergency situations on ground - families require food, clean water and hygiene essentials and also need to be able to rebuild their homes and livelihoods in the aftermath of the typhoons.

*There are multiple donation drives conducted by grassroots organizations and social enterprises on social media - while OIAA cannot verify them, you may choose to donate to them at your own discretion



The Philippines has been hit by Typhoon Goni (Typhoon Rolly), known to be the world’s strongest storm this year. Catastrophic winds and harsh rainfall have swept through the island of Luzon and has destroyed crops, homes and infrastructure. Close to a million people have been evacuated thus far and emergency response teams are on ground, aiding in the evacuation and relief efforts. COVID-19 has complicated evacuation and relief efforts, and is still very much a threat to the health and security of citizens of the Philippines. The people of the Philippines will require both immediate and long-term relief in order to rebuild their lives and homes in the aftermath of the typhoon.

The ABS-CBN Foundation International is a non-profit organization and the public service/corporate social responsibility arm of The Filipino Channel (TFC). Operation Sagip Kapamilya is one of the projects in the organization that focuses on immediate relief and rehabilitation assistance in order to help restore the dignity and rekindle the hope of families and individuals affected by calamities - they are currently accepting donations to help with victims of Typhoon Goni and Typhoon Ulysses

UNICEF Philippines is carrying out their relief efforts on ground to help children and families affected by the typhoons. They are distributing water kits, hygiene essentials, and setting up tents and child-friendly space kits.

The Phiilippine Red Cross (PRC) is currently on ground distributing hot meals and resources to victims of the typhoons in evacuation centers and affected areas. They are collecting donations to be able to provide hygiene kits and cash to families to buy medicine and food, as well as contributing to the rebuilding of homes lost to the typhoons.

Caritas Manila is one of the largest church-based non-profit organizations in the Philippines. Through the Caritas Damayan programme, they are collecting donations to distribute food bags, shelter materials, clean water and hygiene essentials through the following Dioceses: Diocese of Caceres, Diocese of Daet, Diocese of Gumaca, Diocese of Legazpi and Diocese of Virac.

Kaya Natin is a non-profit and non-government organization that promotes good governance and ethical leadership in the Philippines. They are associated with relief team of the Vice President’s Office and are currently collecting donations for victims of Typhoon Goni and Typhoon Ulysses. Do note however that the donations will be entering a general fund through which Kaya Natin’s other programs will also be funded.

Global Giving is a non-profit organization that works closely with local non-profits and channels donations/funds to local communities to respond to their local crises. The relief fund for Super Typhoon Goni will support emergency aid like food, water, medicine, and shelter. After initial needs are met, the fund will transition to provide long-term assistance as needed. All donations to this fund will exclusively support Super Typhoon Goni relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines.

UNICEF USA has a team on ground supporting the Philippines’ government’s emergency response measures in setting up shelters, evacuation and distributing emergency supplies.

Vietnam

Vietnam is currently facing the worst floods in decades. On top of the seasonal monsoon, several cyclones hit the country starting in October, leading to excessive floods and landslides. As of October 20th, 178,000 homes have been submerged and over 90,000 people have evacuated while the death toll lies at 102. As of October 28th, Vietnam's disaster authorities report 174 people dead or missing, and 374,600 people being evacuated in response to the most recent typhoon Molave.

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They have five main projects: accompanying street kids, ensuring education and stable schooling, therapeutic care for survivors of sex trafficking, sex traffick prevention, and legal aid. Currently, Blue Dragon collects donations to provide emergency and recovery aid for the floods. You can specify your donation to go to flood relief efforts specifically in a drop-down menu when donating. Each 20$ can support a family with basic supplies and resources.

You can donate 1$ upwards via PayPal, Credit Card via PayPal, and Bank Transfer.

Work to remove barriers to education for disadvantaged Vietnamese children and young adults. They built several schools in Quang Tri province. Donations to their emergency aid will help them provide relief packages containing rice, soy sauce, instant noodles etc. to families in the province, and also to provide school supplies to help students to get back to school as soon as it is safe.

You can donate 1$ upwards via Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Momo.

Hue Help is a small organization that works in Central Vietnam to support a children's shelter and run a drowning prevention program.

They are currently collecting donations to help children, schools, and families who are affected by the floods. They work with their local partners, authorities, and schools to identify families and children that need urgent support and resources like food. The remaining funds will facilitate water safety education to children living in areas at risk of flooding.

You can donate 2$ upwards, via Bank Transfer, Google Pay, Credit Card and PayPal via JustGiving.

Hurricane Eta

Hurricane Eta, a category 4 hurricane, struck Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Hundreds of people have lost their homes and livelihood through floods and mudslides. People have gone missing or dead. More info here, here, and here.

Note: Grassroots and mutual aid organizations from these communities are collecting monetary and non-perishable donations as well. OIAA cannot verify them so if you would like to also donate to local grassroots orgs do so at your own discretion.

Even as damage assessments have only started in Central America, Direct Relief is in communication with a dozen partners in the region, which treat the most vulnerable and medically underserved populations in their countries, to learn more about what they’re seeing and what their anticipated needs will be.

Global Giving created a fundraiser to help all affected areas. Initially, funds will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund will later transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run primarily by local, vetted organizations in the communities affected.

Honduras

The foundation is a hospital for children suffering from burns and other medical necessities like surgeries for families that can’t afford hospitals and usually come from outside the major metropolitan San Pedro. Direct Relief vouches for them and annually funds them with 21 million dollars worth of medical supplies and medicine.

This operation aims to assist 75,000 of the worst affected people for at least 18 months. It will focus on rebuilding and repairing damaged shelters, improving access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation, addressing health care needs, including COVID-19 prevention needs, and providing psychosocial support. The operation will also seek to address issues related to gender and inclusion, as well as displacement.

Guatemala

The donations will be used to provide food kits and activating their action protocol to helps those in vulnerable parts of the country.

This operation aims to assist 75,000 of the worst affected people for at least 18 months. It will focus on rebuilding and repairing damaged shelters, improving access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation, addressing health care needs, including COVID-19 prevention needs, and providing psychosocial support. The operation will also seek to address issues related to gender and inclusion, as well as displacement.

Nicaragua

This operation aims to assist 75,000 of the worst affected people for at least 18 months. It will focus on rebuilding and repairing damaged shelters, improving access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation, addressing health care needs, including COVID-19 prevention needs, and providing psychosocial support. The operation will also seek to address issues related to gender and inclusion, as well as displacement.

They joined in on the prevention and emergency response preparedness in cooperation with the Nicaraguan government in La Dalia, where their northernmost network is located. The team and their vehicles were on call to help relocate people and to deliver supplies as needed. The team in La Dalia has been called on to help families affected by flooding, most of which are outside their partner communities but will provide assistance.