Natural disasters across the globe – how and where you can help

With cyclones, hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and volcanic activity – it’s a been a dramatic several weeks for the world.

If you’re wondering how and where you can best help, we’ve compiled a brief list of International Organisations for you:

1.      Direct Relief
A non-profit, non-partisan organisation, frequently ranked as one of the world’s best charities. They are currently working on a response to the Mexican Earthquakes, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and several ongoing humanitarian projects. They have a goal of providing “passistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religious beliefs, or ethnic identities.”

2.      GlobalGiving
The largest global crowdfunding community connecting non-profits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. They have relief funds for many of the international disasters of recent times, including for Puerto Rico and Mexico.

3.      All Hands Volunteers
A volunteer-powered disaster relief organization that is US based but is dedicated to helping people impacted by natural disasters all over the world. Their current active programs include Hurricane Responses in Florida, US Virgin Islands, and Texas. They also have active programs in Peru and Nepal from previous disasters.

4.      Convoy of Hope
A faith-based non-profit organisation that has helped more than 80 million people world-wide. They currently have disaster services teams on the way to respond to Hurricane Irma and the Mexican earthquakes.

5.      Map International
A Christian organisation that provide medicines and health supplies to people in need. Their active programs are in response to Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, as well as the Mexican Earthquakes.

6.      Oxfam
Primarily focused on the alleviation of global poverty, they have a dedicated disaster relief fund that you can donate to, so there’s always something in the pot when the unexpected happens.

7.      Unicef and UnicefNZ
The leading charity for children, Unicef tackles issues faced by children including natural disasters, both at home in NZ and internationally.