On 28 September 2018, a major earthquake with a 7.4 magnitude, struck Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, generating a tsunami that hit coastal areas. As a result, less than a week later more than 1,400 people were killed, 2,500 injured and 70,000 were displaced. In response to this, the H&M Foundation donates USD 100,000 to The Red Cross.
The southern Indian state of Kerala is reeling under one of the worst natural disasters in nearly a century. Heavy monsoon rains have left the state devastated, with landslides and flash floods killing over 370 people the last one month. In response to this, the H&M Foundation is donating 100,000 USD to Save the Children.
The situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh is a humanitarian disaster of historic proportion. In response to the urgent situation, the H&M Foundation is making a second donation to the Red Cross, reaching 223,700 people.
On December 22, the tropical storm Tembin went in over the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, home to some 20 million people. In response to this, the H&M Foundation donates 100,000 USD to the Philippines Red Cross.