Humanity Road (HR) monitors man-made and natural disaster around the globe. Here is what has been monitored and accomplished in the past 2 weeks:
In the past 2 weeks our volunteers were monitoring:
- Tropical Cyclone Pam – Vanuatu
- HR volunteers continued to search for messages from Vanuatu officials, help-lines and emergency numbers, impacts to hospitals, urgent needs, people trapped or injured, and those requiring help with pets/animals.
- The focus has recently been aimed at the underserved outlying islands such as Erakor, Maskalyne Islands, Erro, and Santo.
- Six situation reports have been published on the HR website, All Partners Access Network (APAN), and ReliefWeb, in addition to being sent directly to partner organizations. Read the published Sitrep #6
- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (UNOCHA) liked the 3W and has distributed to local UNOCHA representatives. They have asked HR to connect with the National Disaster Management Office for Vanuatu (NDMO) in order to share our information
- Chris Thompson published an article about HR’s response to Cyclone Pam on NetHope and Digital Journal
- The Cyclone Pam event summary can be found here.
- Tornadoes – Moore & Sand Springs, Oklahoma
- A tornado touched down in Moore, OK causing damage to houses, a school, and closed I-35 due to flipped cars.
- A second tornado touched down in Sand Springs, OK, destroying over 50 mobile homes and a gymnastics studio with 60 children inside (all safe and accounted for).
- One death has been reported
- Volunteers monitored for urgent needs, amplified situational awareness messages, damage photos, and shelter information from the America Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Other Humanity Road activities in the past 2 weeks:
- Humanity Road has rolled out of the Donation Appeal website page:
- Help people and animals affected by disaster! Share our important work with your family and friends – and donations are appreciated.
- Give Local America campaign: May 5th
- HR will be working to partner with local communities in the state of Virginia and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
- Relayed our story to Virginia State Senator Frank W. Ruff
- Tsunami Preparedness Week
- State and protectorates choose various weeks to raise awareness about Tsunami Preparedness.
- We chose the week of March 22-28, releasing Tsunami Preparedness information, tips and videos.
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Curious about Humanity Road? Would you like to join us? Start by visiting Humanity Road’s volunteer page.