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Iran and Iraq Earthquake: Red Crescent Teams Provide Lifesaving Aid
Red Cross

Red Crescent volunteers in Iran and northern Iraq are working around the clock in the aftermath of a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the border region Sunday evening.In Iran, at least 430 people were killed and more than 7,000 injured by the quake. Iranian Red Crescent teams performed search-and-rescue and first aid in the immediate aftermath—deploying more than 100 teams to support disaster response efforts including sniffer dogs, debris removal, emergency shelter, first aid, and search-and-rescue. The Iran Red Crescent also dispatched ambulances, rescue vehicles and helicopters to the affected area.

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Saved By Sand Dunes

There’s a lot of science that shows the value of nature for reducing risk to life and property. For the last several years, the Conservancy has been at the forefront of research efforts to quantify not only the social and environmental benefits of healthy coastal habitats – dunes, coastal wetlands, maritime forests, mangroves – but also their economic value as a natural defense against storms and floods.

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Recovery Begins After Hurricane Irma
Red Cross

Weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida as a Category Four storm, communities are beginning to recover and the American Red Cross is shifting focus to support these longer-term efforts. The Red Cross is working with a large team of partners to help residents move through the recovery process by connecting them to critical services and resources they need to get back on their feet.

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Hurricane Harvey Flooding
What Comes After The Storm?

Last week, United Way’s U.S. President, Mary Sellers, traveled to Texas to witness the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and speak with those affected. She saw lives on hold, but she also witnessed neighbors and communities rallying together. She “saw hope.”

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Investing In Nature
Nature Conservancy

Reducing the risks that storms pose always involves multiple solutions working in tandem. These solutions include: early warning systems; manmade or “built” solutions like reservoirs, dams, levees, seawalls and pumps; working with willing communities and homeowners to move people out of areas that are subject to frequent flooding, and; nature itself, which we call “nature-based solutions” or “natural infrastructure.”

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5 facts about finance to the world’s poorest countries

In our new 2017 DATA Report, we found that aid was at record levels in 2016. That’s a good thing, right? Not entirely: There are still deep inequalities among the countries that benefit from those resources and the quality of financing. In fact, the world’s poorest countries, and above all the world’s poorest citizens, are getting a shrinking share of global financial resources.

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Red Cross Financial Assistance for Hurricane Harvey
Red Cross

Through the generosity of our donors, the American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Registration for this program will be open through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

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United Ways Offer Hope and Help in Response to Hurricane Harvey
United Way

It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community United. As Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on homes and communities across Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana—producing up to 50 inches of rain in some areas—United Ways across the region are helping families face devastating losses from the historic flooding with an eye toward long-term recovery.

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