Emergency Appeals

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, …

Situation Report: Earthquake and Tsunami on Indonesia’s Island of Sulawesi

October 1, 2018

SITUATION A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday night. The quake, and the resulting tsunami with waves up to about 10 feet high, leveled buildings and brought destruction to the city of Palu and surrounding areas. As of Tuesday evening local time, the death toll has reached 1,234 people, with hundreds more missing. Thousands have been injured, at …

Emergency Appeal: Hurricane Florence

September 20, 2018

Emergency Appeal: Hurricane Florence Appeal code: 628H – 2018 U.S. Hurricane Appeal Situation Hurricane Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast on September 14. The slow-moving storm drenched North and South Carolina with record-breaking rainfall. CNN reports that the storm has been responsible for 36 deaths so far, and thousands remain in shelters. Deadly flooding continues to affect the region, hampering relief efforts as …

Situation Report: Hurricane Florence

September 18, 2018

Appeal code: 628H – 2018 U.S. Hurricane Appeal  SITUATION  Hurricane Florence slammed into North and South Carolina late last week, bringing with it record-breaking rainfall and extreme winds. “The storm is blamed for at least 23 deaths, and life-threatening floods are expected to continue all this week, the National Weather Service says,” according to NPR. Thousands of people took refuge in emergency shelters, …