Past Disasters

Click on links below for archived information about Network for Good's response to past disasters (before March 2009).  For information on more recent reponses, please visit our Disaster Relief page.

2009: Australia Brushfire Relief

2008: U.S. Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief

Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. Gulf Coast had to flee their homes in response to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

2008: U.S. Midwest Flood Relief

The worst flooding in the Midwest in 15 years swamped vast sections of the U.S. farm belt, forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and caused at least one billion dollars in damage.

2008: Myanmar Cyclone Relief

2008: China Earthquake

The 7.9 magnitude tremor in China's Sichuan Province is estimated to have killed tens of thousands of people and left millions of homes destroyed.

2005: Hurricane Stan Central America Relief

The remnants of Hurricane Stan combined with the normal Central American rainy season sent rivers of mud flowing across the central Guatemalan highlands. The landslide is believed to be the worst single disaster in the area; several days of flooding have killed hundreds in Central America and southern Mexico.

2005: South Asia Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 caused massive destruction in South and Central Asia. Tens of thousands of people in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan were found dead and injured; millions were left homeless and hungry.

2005: U.S. Gulf Coast Hurricane Katrina Relief

Millions of people from the Gulf Coast are suffering from Hurricane Katrina's devastation.

2004: South Asia Tsunami Relief

Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan

Despite steps toward peace, more than 1.5 million people in the Darfur region of western Sudan remain homeless, hungry and vulnerable to violent attack. Militias have launched a wave of terror, including widespread murder and rape. The continuing wars in Sudan have left 2 million people dead and forced an estimated 4 million to flee their homes, leaving Sudan with the highest internally displaced population in the world.

Global Food Crisis

 According to Reuters Alertnet, more than 850 million people around the world go to bed hungry every night. Most of the world's hungry are not short of food because of a one-off disaster or crop failure but because of chronic, long-term poverty and food-price increases.