Disaster Relief Initiatives
- Japan Earthquake, 2011
- Haiti Earthquake, 2010
- South India Flood Relief, 2009
- Sri Lanka Tamil Refugee Relief
- Haiti Flood Relief, 2008
- Sichuan Earthquake, 2008
- Kashmir Earthquake, 2005
- Hurricane Katrina, 2005
- Asian Tsunami, India and Sri Lanka, 2004
- Gujarat Earthquake, 2001
Japan Earthquake, 2011
The Disaster: 9.0 Richter Scale Disaster. 15,854 deaths, 26,992 injured, and 3,155 people missing, 340,000 displaced people in the Tōhoku region, and shortages of food, water, shelter, medicine and fuel for survivors.
- Financial support of Asia Medical Relief in Toholu region
- Cultural revival of local dance form
- Assist community in rebuilding library
- Trauma relief programs
- Revival and prayer events
Haiti Earthquake, 2010
The Disaster: 7.0 Richter Scale Disaster. 230,000 killed, 300,000 injured, 1 million homeless, 1 million orphans.
- Trauma Relief: 2,380 receive trauma relief
- Empowerment: 470 receive empowerment training
- Sustainable food aid: 4 intensive food gardens, 2 composting systems
South India Flood Relief, 2009
The Disaster: 520,000 displaced; 26,000 homes collapsed in Andra Pradesh and Northern Karnataka.
- Trauma relief: impacting 65% of residents in 31 villages
- Material aid: 8 Tons of Food Grains, 3600 packets of Biscuits and 50kgs of Milk powder, 220 water filters
- Medical care: 6 doctors organized 10 medical camps
- Building construction of 143 homes
Sri Lanka Tamil Refugee Relief
The Disaster: the Sri Lankan civil war was very costly, killing an estimated 80,000–100,000 people. the British daily estimates the death toll for final four months of the war (from mid-January to mid-May) to be 20,000. 125,000 of Sri Lankans have been displaced across the island due to the civil war and the tsunami.
- Relief materials, trauma relief workshops offered in IDP camps
- Diplomatic tour by Sri Sri
Haiti Flood Relief, 2008
The Disaster: 3 hurricanes within a few weeks, destroying homes, crops, businesses, and killing thousands. Massive food shortages and lack of clean drinking water.
- Trauma Relief for 560 flood victims
- Material aid: 5 truckloads of non-perishable food, clothing, and over-the-counter medicine collected and distributed
Sichuan Earthquake, 2008
The Disaster: 8.0 magnitude earthquake, the worst to strike the Sichuan district in over 30 years, killing 68,000 people. 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing, and 4.8 million homeless.
- Trauma Relief: 137 programs benefitting 6,565 aid workers, children, and adults
- Psychosocial Support Center: established in Sichuan with local trainers and staff.
Kashmir Earthquake, 2005
The Disaster: The Kashmiri 2006 Earthquake, a 7.5 Earthquake, killing 75,000, has been dubbed the “children’s catastrophe,” with 50% of its victims children.
- Trauma relief camps for 25,000 adults and 800 children
- Orphanage established serving 300 Kashmiri children from both Hindu and Muslim backgrounds.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
The Disaster: Breached 53 levees in New Orleans, 1,836 died directly, looting and violence.
- Trauma relief for 2,600 aid workers, children, and adults, trained
- 161 university students in trauma relief
Asian Tsunami, India and Sri Lanka, 2004
The Disaster: The third largest earthquake ever recorded, 227,898 died, homes and schools destroyed, local economies destroyed.
- 300 IAHV volunteers from around the world
- Trauma relief for ~50,000 in South India, 25,000 in Sri Lanka
- Built and run new primary and higher secondary school in Nagapatnam
- Built and run orphanage and primary school in Sri Lanka
- Provided $1.05 million in food, medical aid, clothing to 10 villages
- Sponsored research on impact of trauma relief programs on tsunami research
Gujarat Earthquake, 2001
The Disaster: 7.6-7.9 Richter scale magnitude, killed around 20,000 people, injured another 167,000 and destroyed nearly 400,000 homes.
- Food aid: 30,000 people
- Relief material worth $111,000
- Built model township: 124 homes, causeway, water tanks, drainage system, community hall, school, place of worship
- Built tribal school
- Built 14 temporary schools fully functional 3 months after earthquake