MAP is responding to these current disaster relief needs

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.

  • MAP International is sending more than 3,000 Disaster Health Kits (DHKs), wound care supplies, personal protective gear, respirator masks, and 100 water filters. 
  • Each water filter provides 500 gallons of clean, potable water and will serve the needs of a family of four for more than 30 years.

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.

  • MAP International is sending 3,000 DHKs, 600 water filters and 500 respirator masks. 

Other urgent needs

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 and Jordan. 

Please help ensure that we are ready to respond to future emergencies by making a gift now.  

Your Gift of $75 Provides Medicine and Health Supplies for 50 people for 90 days.

About Your Donation

  • MAP International (EIN: 36-2586390), one of America's top charities, is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

  • Your gift to MAP is fully tax-deductible as permitted by the law.  No goods or services were received in exchange for this contribution. 

  • If a project is oversubscribed, we will reassign gifts to a similar need that most closely matches your designated event.

  • Gifts marked for a particular program are used as requested until that need is fully met. 

How MAP Responds To Those Affected by Disasters

HELP PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF FOLLOWING DISASTERS WORLDWIDE

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 include antiseptic wipes, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other essential items.

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.

What's in a MAP Disaster Health Kit?

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.