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Disaster Relief Organizations

  • American Red CrossLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    This site focuses on the immediate needs of disaster stricken areas providing food, water, and clothing for survivors. 1-800-435-7669.
  • CARELink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    CARE is a united force dedicated to helping the world's poorest communities solving their most threatening problems.
  • Center for International Disaster InformationLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    A center that handles hundreds of thousands of public inquiries related to international emergencies and implements public awareness.
  • Disaster Assistance
    The official US site for the most up-to-date information on disasters: news, resources, and more. Created by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Disaster Psychiatry OutreachLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    A place for credentialed psychiatrists to volunteer to assist in disaster recovery and relief efforts.
  • Drought-Related Resources from SAMHSALink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    Drought is a "silent disaster" because it is not associated with major destruction caused by fire, flood, earthquake or hurricane. This website contains resources to aid coping with drought-related stress and economic hardship.
  • Family Links WebsiteLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    The aim of the International Committee of this Red Cross website is to help those separated by conflict or disaster to find information about their loved ones in order to restore contact.
  • Habitat for Humanity InternationalLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    Habitat for Humanity International welcomes all people to join them to build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter.
  • Hurricane Recovery page at USA.gov
    The government's official information portal. Find Family and Friends, How To Get Help, Shelter and Housing for Survivors, Donate and Volunteer, Health and Safety, What Government is Doing, and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)Link will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    The ICRC's mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and international violence and to provide them with assistance.
  • International Medical CorpsLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    Works to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance.
  • ReliefWebLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    This site focuses on information regarding current humanitarian emergencies.
  • UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund)Link will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    This site contains a description of UNICEF's relief response and links to relevant articles. 1-800-4UNICEF (1-800-486-4233).
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.
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