Guyana Flood Relief
The South American country of Guyana was hit with record rainfall and resulted with flooding in the early weeks of 2005. Hundreds of thousands of Guyana citizens were affected by this natural disaster. The coastal region was hit the hardest with over 300,000 people displaced from their homes.
Humanity First Approach
Humanity First, USA collaborated with Humanity First Guyana and helped setup food distribution and medical camps in the Annandale at East Coast Demerara and the Plaisance region. Three teams of volunteer doctors and other support personnel were sent to staff and operate medical camps by providing treatment to address the risk of water borne infectious diseases and other medical treatment to injured victims.
As a result of Humanity First’s relief efforts to help Guyanese flood victims, a donor graciously gave a building to Humanity First to facilitate the setup a computer-training center for the benefit of local residents.
Click Here to Learn More About the HF’s Guyana IT Training Center.
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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.
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.