Hurricane Matthew: where to donate

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, though that’s more about my inattention than any decrease in the amount of pain and suffering in the world, unfortunately. But as you probably already know, Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, hit Haiti earlier today. It’s far too early to assess either the human… Continue reading Hurricane Matthew: where to donate

Horn of Africa famine: where to donate

Drought has led to famine in the Horn of Africa, and the situation is critical. How critical? This critical: Save the Children, the international non-governmental organisation, says that the drought in Ethiopia represents as big a potential threat to children’s lives as the war in Syria. “We only have two emergencies in the world that… Continue reading Horn of Africa famine: where to donate

Yemen and Cyclone Chapala: where to donate (UPDATED)

As terrible as things have been in Yemen since the civil war there began last September, Yemenis could always find some solace in the fact that they at least weren’t in any danger of getting hit by a tropical cyclone. Until now: A powerful cyclone has already started wreaking havoc in Yemeni waters, killing at… Continue reading Yemen and Cyclone Chapala: where to donate (UPDATED)

Typhoon Hagupit: where to donate

We don’t talk much about the Philippines here, but the cleanup from Typhoon Hagupit is just getting started, and if you’re of a mind to contribute please do so. The storm destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and may have killed 35 or more people (that number could have been far higher if it weren’t… Continue reading Typhoon Hagupit: where to donate

Tragedy in the Philippines

I’m very late on this, but the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan is enormous, with at least 10,000 killed and hundreds of thousands displaced, most undoubtedly into refugee camps or worse. Please give what you can, if you are able. I gave to UNICEF this evening and also sent an SMS donation… Continue reading Tragedy in the Philippines