Emergency Appeals

Situation Report: Hurricane Ida

September 1, 2021

Appeal Code: 628N Situation Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana on Sunday as a dangerous Category 4 storm with 150 mile per hour winds. The full extent of the storm’s damage is still unknown; rescue efforts are underway. Ida has been blamed for at least two deaths. It left more than a million people in Louisiana and Mississippi, including the entire …

EMERGENCY: SUPPORT NEWLY-ARRIVING AFGHANS

August 28, 2021

In the coming weeks, tens of thousands of Afghans will arrive in the United States. They are fleeing retribution or persecution from the Taliban and have one goal: to live in safety. It is in our power to help them obtain it. We have worked with newly-arriving Afghans for decades. As emergency evacuations from Kabul continue, an unprecedented number of …

Preliminary Emergency Appeal: Major Earthquake in Haiti

August 20, 2021

Appeal code: 6773 Situation On Saturday, August 14, a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwest of Haiti. Then, on Monday and Tuesday, August 16 and 17, Tropical Storm Grace brought heavy rains to many of the same communities. The storm triggered mudslides and compounded the earthquake’s damage, further hampering relief efforts. Some of the earthquake’s damage is in areas where …

Situation Report: Major Earthquake in Haiti

August 15, 2021

Appeal code: 6773 Situation A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on the morning of August 14. Its epicenter was in the southwest of the country. The full extent of the earthquake’s destruction is still being determined. Tropical Depression Grace is also bearing down on Haiti and could bring drenching rains and landslides, compounding the earthquake’s destruction. When the earthquake struck, …

Situation Report: 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

June 29, 2021

Appeal Code: 628N Situation The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States has forecasted another active Atlantic hurricane season. Its outlook is for 13-20 named storms; 6-10 hurricanes; and 3-5 major hurricanes. The first storm to make landfall, Tropical Storm Claudette, struck near New Orleans on Saturday, June 19. It killed at least 14 people. Tropical Storm Danny …