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What We Do

Humanity First's mission is to relieve suffering caused by natural disasters or human conflict, promote peace and understanding, and strengthen people's capacity to help themselves. Most of Humanity First's humanitarian projects fall under one of the following two categories; human development and disaster relief.


Human Development

Humanity First has focused its non-emergency aid efforts under two major categories:

Health & Medical Programs
Designed to improve the health and medical care of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Education & Vocational Programs
Designed to help create capacity and self sufficiency through providing support for primary education for children, and vocational training for adults in various under-privileged communities in United States and around the world.

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Disaster Relief

Humanity First has been responding to disasters in various parts of the world. It maintains a vast pool of volunteers in the US and many other countries (through its sister HF operations) in six continents. By working with and assisting local authorities, communities can be helped in a cost effective way with their immediate and long term needs after disaster.

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Past & Current Relief Efforts

New York City-Based International Disaster Monitoring Team

Partnerships with Other Relief Agencies

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Global Reach

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Humanity First is registered in 43 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.

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Return on Investment

92% Return on Investment

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.

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