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In 2012 there were 310 natural disasters; 9,930 deaths related to natural disasters; 106 million people victimized by natural disasters;115 countries affected by disasters; and $180 billion in damages, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. Each one brought unique challenges and concerns, as well as a plethora of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) willing to help.
According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters(USAID) lists 174 disaster relief NGOs that work internationally and are based in the United States. The United Nations declared there were some 44,000 NGOs of all types in 1999, up from 2,500 just 30 years prior.
How can a generously minded philanthropist choose the most effective means of help?
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers strategic one-on-one guidance for donors wanting to make the most of every dollar given for disaster preparedness through disaster recovery. These services include:
CDP’s primary concern is the disaster-affected person and his or her community. At the same time, our services are donor-targeted and donor-driven. We want to help you determine how and when to invest most strategically to achieve your goals.