Asian Tsunami Relief
In December of 2004, the south Asian region was hit by a devastating tsunami resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives. Indonesia’s Banda Aceh province was one of the worst hit as it was closest to the epicenter of the initial earthquake that caused the tsunami.
Humanity First Approach
Humanity First, USA collaborated with Humanity First UK and Humanity First Indonesia to help set up food distribution centers and medical camps in the Banda Aceh region. Several teams of volunteer doctors and other supporting personnel were sent to provide humanitarian aid to the devastated communities.
Numerous rebuilding projects are now underway to assist effected communities back to their feet and on with their lives including the setup of water wells, providing tractors and fishing boats to local families and fisherman, and aiding orphans in collaboration with local government.
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.