Stories

The Humanitarian Coalition members are taking care of basic survival needs and helping people rebuild their lives when their homes, schools and livelihoods have been devastated by a disaster. Learn more about these crises and meet people who have benefited from your support.

January 20, 2022
“I got this opportunity to buy a machine and now I’ll stand on my own feet without depending on others,” says Santoshi.
January 19, 2022
In the midst of large and small disasters and a global pandemic, some good things did happen last year.
January 19, 2022
Within an hour, all of the houses in Maryam’s neighborhood were ruined, including her own.
January 13, 2022
The dry ration kits consist of food items that are energy dense, high protein, and that are also culturally acceptable. For Prafulla, Satyabhama and their families, the help couldn’t have come at a better time.
December 20, 2021
“I’m happy that I can walk on crutches now,” Stephanie says. “I don’t like being carried around, and now I can be independent again.”
December 16, 2021
Jean-Marie Bahora thought he knew the telltale signs of an imminent volcano.
December 15, 2021
The family’s modest livelihood was disrupted when the devastating second wave of COVID-19 swept across India.
December 13, 2021
When a deadly second wave of COVID-19 struck India in May 2021, many people, like 53-year-old Amrit, were hesitant to become vaccinated.
December 9, 2021
“We had no chance to take shelter or to protect ourselves because it was something completely unexpected,” says Geovana Lucrecia of the hurricane that brought flooding and devastation to Guatemala.
November 30, 2021
In just two years, Rosa has suffered twice the consequences and destruction left by two major cyclones.
November 30, 2021
“The families of our community were sad because they thought our family had drowned.”
October 25, 2021
“I was frustrated when I lost my house because I have a big family and we didn’t have anywhere else to go,” Abdulrahman said.