Disaster Relief

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters regularly cause significant devastation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Our network of organizations has unparalleled expertise in meeting the most pressing needs of affected children, families and communities. These organizations are able to quickly assess needs on the ground and develop programs that provide effective long-term assistance so that victims can rebuild their homes, reestablish their businesses and restore their livelihoods. Programs include:

• Immediate assistance such as distribution of food, water and clothing
• Disease prevention campaigns
• Health education
• School and home reconstruction
• Psychological support
• Vocational training
• Microenterprise loans and technical assistance to reestablish businesses
• Assistance with agricultural recovery