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, 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.
The humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar is one of the region’s largest man-made humanitarian crises in decades. Needs are also enormous within Rakhine State in Myanmar. To help saves lives and reduce suffering among those affected by the conflict, both in Myanmar and Bangladesh, the H&M Foundation is donating 200,000 USD to the Red Cross relief effort.
In addition to the human tragedy that follows in the wake of South Asia’s worst flooding in years, Save the Children warns that children’s education and long-term well-being is also put at risk. H&M foundation donates important support to Save the Children’s work in India and Bangladesh where 1.3 million children are currently out of school.
Due to heavy rainfall, Peru is suffering the worst floods in almost 30 years. The H&M Foundation has donated $100,000 to The Red Cross to support people who have been affected by the extreme weather, and give them support to rebuild their lives.
Following the worst drought in decades, a major food security emergency is ongoing in southern Ethiopia. The H&M Foundation now makes their third donation to Save the Children – totaling $600,000 – to support their work in this region.
The H&M Foundation is donating $100,000 to support Save the Children in their emergency relief efforts in Ethiopia during the current drought crisis. The support from H&M Foundation will be directed towards food and nutrition, clean water, sanitation and hygiene as well as basic education to children in affected areas.