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Disaster relief

Fidelity Charitable Donors have a record of giving for disaster relief and ask us for guidance to enhance their impact. The resources in this section may help you make disaster relief part of your giving plan.

Learn about the California wildfires
See the four phases of disaster relief
Learn about giving to disaster relief

There are four phases of disaster relief

1

Triage

Goal: Establish order

Timing: Day of disaster – 6 months

Services Needed: Rescue, medical attention, food, water, temporary shelter

2

Stabilization

Goal: Stabilization

Timing: Day after disaster – 2 years

Services Needed: Food, water, long-term shelter, sanitation, healthcare,return to school and work

3

Rebuilding

Goal: Rebuilding for a better future

Timing: Weeks/months after disaster – 15 years

Services Needed: Engagement of local population in planning and reconstruction of communities

4

Risk Management

Goal: Emergency risk reduction and prevention

Timing: Ongoing - continuous

Services Needed: Training, policy and procedure creation, relationship building among service providers & communities

Previous disaster guidance

California wildfires

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Wildfires burning through Southern California, tearing through tens of thousands of acres in counties around Los Angeles.

Mexico earthquakes

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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico causing widespread damage.

2017 Atlantic hurricanes

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In the span of just one month, a series of major hurricanes made devastating hits on the United States and the Caribbean.

Hurricane Matthew

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Hurricane Matthew swept across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, bringing with it heavy rains, powerful winds and flooding.

Syrian refugee crisis

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As the conflict in Syria enters into its sixth year, the displacement crisis that it has created continues to grow.

Paris terrorist attack

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A series of coordinated terrorist attacks at several locations in Paris, France, left more than 100 dead and many more injured.

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