South Asia Earthquake Relief
On October 8, 2005 a 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, killed over 86,000 people and left over 3.3 million survivors homeless. The region of Kashmir was the most devastated area affected and left towns in splinters and killed thousands of Pakistanis. The aftermath of this earthquake was just as heart-wrenching as weather and rocky terrain delayed relief efforts and approaching winter months threaten hundreds of thousands more trying to survive without shelter.
Humanity First Approach
Humanity First USA immediately collaborated with sister organizations in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and Pakistan to setup up relief camps. Teams of doctors, neurosurgeons, nurses, and pediatricians gathered in Kashmir to provide emergency medical relief services for the earthquake victims.
Humanity First is committed to staying in the region until Pakistan is once again rebuilt by pursuing shelters that, unlike tents, will provide “long-term” housing for earthquake victims.
Donate to help provide relief for disasters such as the South Asia earthquake.
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.
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.