The Philippines – Continued eruptions from Taal volcano, located about 45 miles from the Philippine capital of Manila, have caused more than 460,000 people to leave their homes to seek safety.
Besides volcanic activity, people in the Philippines have endured a spate of natural disasters within the past 30 days, including an earthquake, a dangerous cyclone.
Puerto Rico – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on January 7, leaving tens of thousands of people without power and access to essential services. Aftershocks continued to plague the region, including a 5.2 aftershock occurring before dawn on Wednesday, January 15.
Disaster relief agencies are reporting that as many as 250,000 do not have access to clean water and thousands of families are seeking temporary shelter.
In addition, MAP International continues to serve Syrian refugees through partner organizations. Read more about MAP's efforts to change lives for people in Syria, Lebanon
Please help ensure that we are ready to respond to future emergencies by making a gift now.
In times of disaster, we provide critical medical relief and aid to families affected by the disaster.
Through the support of donors like you, we have decades of experience responding to disasters worldwide for through our global and domestic partnerships.
We focus on helping communities save lives and restore health. Most importantly, this work begins with YOU and your partnership in support of our mission.
MAP maintains an Interagency Emergency Health Kit, ready to airlift, to provide 10,000 people with medicines and health supplies for 90 days following a disaster.
MAP also readies its signature Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to support one person living in a shelter for one week. MAP DHKs
Because we never know when and where a disaster will strike, we have to remain ready to respond. Your gift to our Disaster Fund allows us to keep this life-changing medicines, prepared to move.
MAP Disaster Health Kits provide basic health supplies, such as toothbrushes, bandages, soap, and basic first aid supplies that help protect people from disease and prevent secondary illnesses and even death.
Most of all, they let those devastated by a disaster know that others have not forgotten them in the middle of their great loss.
View the video on the right to see the contents of a MAP International Disaster Health Kit.