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Caring for Humanity for a quarter of a century

Impact

Conflict and natural disasters can suddenly devastate families and communities without warning, leading to displacement, poverty, and illness. In 2022, the United States experienced the most natural disasters of any country.

Humanity First works with local governments and other agencies to quickly offer humanitarian relief to help restore communities. And because Humanity First also works on longer-term projects, we already have a robust network of volunteers on the ground. That means that when a disaster strikes, Humanity First can call on that network to quickly mobilize resources to where they are most needed. And later, those same people are on hand to support the work of rebuilding.

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Disasters Responses

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Meals Served in Turkiye with HF Global

Disaster Relief Efforts

Since our founding in 2004, Humanity First USA has responded to disasters near and far, big and small. The Humanity First Disaster Relief team is part of the United Nations-World Health Organization EMT (Emergency Medical Team) Initiative. In fact, our EMT has been invited by the WHO to respond to major disasters around the world.

See more about the impact that Humanity First USA has during times of disaster with your support.

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Two Humanity First volunteers with blue vests stand in a space in front of two-story building with open air hallways and railings. In the space are makeshift tents and people standing or walking through.

Palestine

October 15, 2023

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Morocco Earthquake

September 8, 2023
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Maui Fires

August 8, 2023
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Typhoon Mawar

May 24, 2023
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Türkiye Earthquake

February 6, 2023
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Hurricane Ian

September 28, 2022
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Hurricane Fiona

September 18, 2022
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Pakistan Floods

June 15, 2022
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Nigeria Flooding

June 1, 2022
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Ukraine Conflict

February 24, 2022
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COVID-19 Pandemic

January 20, 2020

WHO Emergency Medical Team

The Humanity First Disaster Relief Team is a certified EMT under the UN WHO EMT initiative. Only certified teams can respond to disasters and medical emergencies around the world. Qualified EMTs must receive a direct invitation both through the WHO and the host nation’s Ministry of Health.

This certification process ensures that members of the EMT are fully trained in providing emergency care. EMTs must be fully equipped, self-sufficient, and able to deploy within 24 hours of being invited by the WHO and the Ministry of Health. Upon arrival, EMTs must be ready to serve in low-resource settings without any reliance or assistance from the host nation, while also collaborating with international and government agencies.

Humanity First is proud to maintain the high standards that are expected of the UN WHO EMT initiative.

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Disaster Response Medical Training

Humanity First provides teaching and training to its team of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and logistics staff to help them understand disaster response management.

For example, our Disaster Response Course teaches our members and aspiring new members how to provide emergency medical and surgical assistance during a disaster with minimal resources. Training covers public health, logistics, medical management, adult and pediatric life support, trauma resuscitation, and media training.

Where We Work

Stories

Humanity First has positively impacted millions of lives, and the inspiring stories of those who have been helped continue to spread hope and compassion.

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Newsletter: A medical mission to Guyana, tents for Gaza, and more updates

Humanity First USA is providing $50,000 to HFUK for tents, coordination, and delivery in Gaza.…
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Newsletter: Medical support in Gaza; young Marcelo at Nasir Hospital and other updates

With Humanity First USA’s financial support, our partner Anera successfully conducted two free medical days…
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One year after the 2023 earthquake that rocked Türkiye

“At one point, I noticed an elderly lady motioning and hinting that she needed more.…

How to Help

So we are ready to respond in times of crisis and disaster.

Make a one-time donation to support families or if it is easier a monthly recurring donation will help families struggling during natural disasters and war.

Peer-to-peer fundraising is the best way to create awareness of the work we do, click the fundraise tab and start a fundraiser for our current appeal or disaster relief support. 

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Donate $10 a month or $120

Food Security: To feed a family in distress.

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Donate $10 a month or $120

Clean-Up Efforts: Help local DR teams clean up debris and destruction from homes and neighborhoods.

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Donate $35 a month or $420

DR Urgent Needs: Support efforts to assess ongoing crisis and dispatch medical care, shelter, and supplies as each situation unfolds.

Donate $35/moDonate $420
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Fundraise $420

DR Urgent Needs: Support efforts to assess ongoing crisis and dispatch medical care, shelter, and supplies as each situation unfolds.

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Fundraise $1,000

Fundraise for the current disaster appeal: Palestine

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 Fundraise for medical DR Response

Fundraise $2500

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