How You Can Help:
Your donation can provide hygiene essentials to a person in need
Your donation can provide food essentials to a person in need
Your donation can provide warm winter clothing to a displaced person in need
Record breaking rain hit British Columbia causing flooding and mud-slides.
By Thursday evening, more than 17,000 B.C. residents were pushed out of their homes and are unable to access services and supplies.
Homes have been swept away by currents and submerged under water. Families have lost everything.
The people of BC need your help now!
Our team is preparing to distribute emergency relief kits to the victims. Kits include food, winter clothing, and hygiene kits.
Donate today and stand with the affected people of British Columbia.
BC FLOODS APPEAL
GIVE NOW & SAVE LIVES!
In any emergency situation, HCI follows these steps:
- Conduct a needs assessment which will determine the extent of the disaster, what the people affected need in the short and long term, and who exactly HCI can help.
- Begin the first phase of relief titled Emergency Relief, which is the provision of basic necessities, such as food and water, hygiene items, andtemporary/transitional shelter setups (e.g. tents). In this phase we also provide basic health assistance through the provision of medical supplies and/or medicine.
- Begin the second phase of relief titled Early Recovery, which involves (re)building of permanent housing and providing cash assistance so that families can return to their homes, and children can return to school.
- Begin the third phase of relief titled Community Development, which involves investing in restoring health systems, providing psychosocial support and trauma relief, and working with the community to rebuild infrastructure and social systems.
In general, HCI’s admin fee on an annual basis is 10-15%. In emergency crisis situations, we may declare 0% admin.
No we cannot do this. We also cannot accept a list of people to help. This is against CRA rules and regulations for how a charity should operate.
We first begin with our needs assessment and start phase one as quickly as possible. Funds are sent based on the reports we receive from the ground. Our intention is not to hold on to funds, but rather to make sure that before they are sent, there is a proper plan for distribution in place. For this reason, we cannot give an exact timeline, but we try to get the funds out as soon as possible.
We believe in working hand in hand with the local community. For this reason, we may often rely on the expertise of a local NGO to conduct the needs assessment, provide us with feedback, and carry out the distribution on our behalf. These are NGO’s that are well established and have a track record for implementing humanitarian aid projects.
HCI regularly publishes impact reports and provides them to the public. Also, donors to a specific campaign are sent these reports directly once they’re made available. You can visit humanconcern.org/reports for reports on Ramadan, Qurbani, Winter relief, and other emergencies.
STATS FROM THE GROUND
Afghanistan in Crisis
- 270kMore than 270,000 men, women, and children are internally displaced in Afghanistan. They’re desperately in need of shelter, food, clothing, and medical care.
- 50%Half of all children under the age of 5 are battling malnutrition. They’re in dire need of essential foods and nutrients as well as access to clean water.
- 18m18,000,000 Afghanis need urgent help. In addition to the deteriorating national security, Afghanis are facing their 2nd drought in three years.
A Few Words From Omar Suleiman
In The Field
Human Concern International’s staff, volunteers, and partners actively take photos of their time and their work in the field with our beneficiaries as they receive food baskets, medical care, warm meals, and more. To see the latest photos from the field, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
OUR STAFF COMMENTS
The situation on the ground is dire. Our support and assistance means that we can protect the lives of innocent men, women, and children while providing them with the means to survive and maintain their dignity.