Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Credit: Jenny_Kim / Clinton Global Initiative

The “Neighborhood Approach” Highlights from the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

By: Christa Davis

The global urban population is expected to double by 2050–the equivalent of adding more than 250 New York Cities to the world in less than 40 years.

As the world urbanizes, more households are living in high risk and informal settlements vulnerable to an array of natural disasters—floods, earthquakes, outbreaks of disease– as well […]

  • Hurricane Patricia: PCI mobilizes response

Hurricane Patricia: PCI Mobilizes Response Team

While Hurricane Patricia may not have packed as big a punch as some suspected in the resorts along the Mexican coast, it still left significant damage in some of the poorest and hardest to reach communities, which often get forgotten.

Roofs were ripped off of many houses, and with the rains continuing, the need for shelter […]

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Guatemala Landslide: PCI Responds

Help Guatemala Families Now

On October 1st, heavy rains caused a landslide in the community of El Cambray, just outside of Guatemala City. Over 250 residents have been killed, but that number is expected to rise as they clear the rubble of this already struggling community.

PCI was just beginning work in El Cambray to upgrade houses […]

Haiti Still Needs Our Help, Five Years After the Earthquake

Haiti was thrust into the international spotlight five years ago when a catastrophic earthquake demolished much of its capital city and the surrounding region. Rebuilding efforts are still ongoing and Beyonce has even joined in to help. She was there just days ago in an effort to bring renewed attention to the devastated country.

But the […]

  • PCI Recognizes Humanitarian Heroes for World Humanitarian Day 2014

We Need a Hero or Two

Every year, natural and manmade disasters strike, affecting the lives of millions of people – rich or poor. It is not a muscular superhero or superheroine  who saves the day, but rather someone who looks like your next door neighbor, your elementary school teacher, or your pharmacist.

Janet Castaneda was 27 years old when she traveled to Vietnam, […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Disaster Relief & Recovery|