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As a long term recovery organization, MicroAid goes into an affected area when the other organizations, and the world’s attention, have moved on. MicroAid gives people no-strings-attached humanitarian aid and hands-on assistance in an effort to help them return to self-sufficiency.
Wherever and whenever a disaster strikes, whether it is an earthquake, tsunami, fire, or flood, there are three distinct phases to the response: immediate “emergency,” short-term “relief,” and log-term “recovery.”
The emergency responders dig people out of the rubble, attend to medical needs, and try to restore critical life-saving infrastructure–water and power. The relief organizations set up temporary shelters, deliver food, and offer counseling services.
Long-term recovery organizations repair or rebuild permanent housing, replace tools of livelihood, and help people re-enter the social and economic fabric of their community. That’s where we come in.
Currently, MicroAid is raising money for additional projects related to the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka, and the subsequent 2009 earthquakes in Indonesia, the 2008 cyclone in Burma (Myanmar), the 2009 tidal wave in Samoa, and the 2010 mudslides in Peru. Of course we are also starting a special fund to help the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
100% of donations go to helping those in need. Overhead is funded separately by the MicroAid board of directors. Thank you.
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