Haiti Earthquake Emergency Response
The Haitian government has declared a state of emergency after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the country on August 14th 2021, leaving at least 1,297 people dead and more than 3,000 injured. The earthquake has destroyed thousands of homes, and pushed hospitals and other medical services to the brink.
"The most urgent humanitarian needs are expected to be linked to the provision of medical assistance and water, sanitation and hygiene," said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
LifeStraw is partnering with a number of organizations responding to the earthquake, to ensure access to safe water for the thousands of impacted families. Donate now to help us get additional filters to families in Haiti.
Safe Water General Donations
General donations to the Safe Water Fund enable our team to implement sustainable, long-term safe water projects for communities, families and schools most in need of safe water.
Safe Water for Disaster Relief
LifeStraw is active in responding to natural and humanitarian disasters around the world. Your donation to the Safe Water for Disaster Relief Fund helps us respond proactively and immediately whenever disaster hits!DONATE NOW
Safe Water for Tigray, Ethiopia Genocide
Ongoing fighting since November 2020 has thrown the region of Tigray, Ethiopia into turmoil, leaving thousands of people dead, and hundreds of thousands displaced and living in famine conditions. With the rainy season in full force, families are also at critical risk for waterborne diseases. LifeStraw has been supporting local partners to get safe water to those impacted by the crisis, but we need your help to expand our reach.
Help prevent a deadly cholera outbreak in communities devastated by this genocide in Ethiopia and in refugee camps in Sudan.
Safe Water for Indigenous Communities
Families in the Navajo Nation are 67 times more likely than other Americans to live without running water or a toilet. Many families haul drinking water from contaminated, unsafe sources. The Neskantaga First Nations community has been under a boil-water advisory for over 25 years, the longest in Canada’s history. Indigenous communities across North America face water insecurity at disproportionately higher rates. Donations will help get filters, purifiers and other WASH needs to indigenous communities across the continent.DONATE NOW