Emergency Appeals

Updated Emergency Appeal: U.S. Hurricanes

October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 Appeal code: 628H – 2018 U.S. Hurricane Appeal This appeal serves as an update to the September 20 Hurricane Florence Appeal Situation Hurricane Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast on September 14, bringing with it historic leveling of rain. Just a few weeks later on October 10, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle with vicious force and then brought even more rain …

Emergency Appeal: Haiti Earthquake Response in the Northwest Department

October 24, 2018

Situation On October 6, 2018, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Northwest department of Haiti. As early as October 9, the Haitian Civil Protection Agency reported 17 deaths, 333 injured people and 7,783 families in need of humanitarian assistance following the earthquake. On October 19, Haiti´s Civil Protection estimated 9,466 houses had been damaged and 1,460 destroyed in Northwest department alone. …

Situation Report: Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018

Situation Hurricane Michael barreled into Florida’s panhandle on Wednesday, October 10, as a strong Category 4 storm with 155-mph winds. NPR reports that, “The storm hacked a trail of catastrophic destruction in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia before finally heading back out over water.” As of midday Friday, October 12, the death toll stood at 11 and more than a …

Situation Report: 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti

October 11, 2018

Situation On the evening of Saturday, October 6, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck 12 miles north of Port-de-Paix, a city of about 250,000 people in Haiti’s Northwest department. This was followed by two aftershocks: 5.2-magnitude on Sunday, October 7 and 4.2-magnitude on Monday, October 8. Based on initial assessments that were mostly conducted in urban areas, the government of Haiti reports …

Emergency Appeal: Earthquake and Tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

October 8, 2018

Situation A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, September 28. The quake, and the resulting 10-foot tsunami waves, leveled buildings and brought destruction to the city of Palu (pop. 335,000) and surrounding areas. As of October 8, the death toll has reached 1,948 people, with hundreds more missing. Thousands have been injured. Around 74,000 people have been displaced, …