On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and areas around it were hit by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.8. The death toll exceeds 2200 so far and several thousand people are reported injured. Rescue workers are working tirelessly to dig out any survivors buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
Humanity First opened doors to Masroor Ahmad School on January 15, 2015 with 200 students with plans for expansion in the months to come. Fundraising for Tahir Ahmad Hospital is underway and project is expected to kick off in mid of 2015.
Scanning of bus passengers during the past week has found 24 fever cases, out of a total of 76,260 passengers scanned. As the number of new cases has tailed off and the situation comes under control in all three countries.
Humanity First's Spanish Academy offers 1-on-1 courses via Skype and in Antigua, Guatemala. Learn Spanish and help Humanity!
Humanity First opened doors to Proyecto Educativo Masroor Ahmad in Alotenango, Guatemala to provide access to education for children in underserved communities.
Holiday Season is fast approaching and as we plan our get together with family and friends, thousands of people will be struggling to feed themselves, to keep themselves warm or provide for their families. Disasters, Hunger and Diseases don't wait.
The Humanity First USA Gift of Sight team will be traveling to Guatemala October 25-November 1, 2014 for the 5th annual cataract camp. This year a team of 14 doctors, nurses and assistants will conduct the mission.
Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar (1963-2014) was an award winning Cardiologist practicing in Columbus, Ohio. He was a kind, compassionate and caring physician and also a humanitarian who took pride in helping those in need.
The recent conflict in Gaza and the West Bank has led to over 1,000 Palestinians being killed, more than 6,000 injured and tens of thousands displaced.
The Syrian civil war is one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the recent history and has claimed over 100,000 fatalities, 4.25 million internally displaced people and over 2 million people displaced abroad, mostly in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.
ORTM Journal TV coverage of the inauguration of Humanity First's Sewing School in Mali, January 2013.
ORTM Journal TV coverage of the opening of the Humanity First Primary School in Mali, January 2013.
Supporting the battle against breast cancer, Humanity First donated breast cancer diagnosis machines in Tanzania to improve service delivery at the nation's largest hospital.
Debbie Knorr of South Beach, victim of Hurricane Sandy shares her appreciation for Humanity First's assistance.
By day, Naperville resident Munum Naeem works in Chicago with United Airlines as the vice president of technical operations.
Humanity First is registered in 41 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.