H&M Foundation gives a total donation of USD 200,000 to the Red Cross, to meet the immediate and urgent needs of people affected by the series of tropical cyclones that have devastated areas in Vietnam and the Philippines lately.
The massive blast that devastated parts of Beirut caused many casualties and considerable damage. 300,000 people are estimated to have been displaced from their homes, over 200 people have been reported dead, 6,000 injured and many are still missing. The donation to the Red Cross is focused on first aid, psychosocial support, emergency shelter and related water, sanitation and hygiene services as well as food and other household needs.
In just over five weeks since it was launched, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has raised almost $200 million to support the World Health Organization’s global response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is initiated to raise money to support the work to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to ensure all countries are prepared, especially those with the weakest health systems. The UN Foundation, at the request of World Health Organization (WHO), has created the fund which already has some major early supporters lined up including Facebook and Google. Today, the non-profit H&M Foundation commits USD 500,000 to the fund’s lifesaving work.
H&M Foundation is giving emergency relief to help people in the Philippines who’s been affected by several natural disasters lately.
The Syrian civil war has created the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time, a continuing cause of suffering for millions. H&M Foundation is donating USD 200,000 to help refugees in Lebanon and Turkey, reaching almost 10,000 people.
Monsoon rains throughout Bangladesh has caused extreme flooding and landslides with water levels exceeding those expected during the annual monsoon season. In response to this the H&M Foundation donates 100,000 USD to the Red Cross.
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, more than 1,400 people were killed, 2,500 injured and more than 70,000 were displaced (as of October 3rd). 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.