Indonesian floods and the class divide

Indonesian flood

Monsoon rains that began December 31 have brought catastrophic flooding and landslides to Jakarta, West Java, and Banten in Indonesia, with more rain expected in the coming weeks. Over 35,000 people have been displaced and more than 1,300 homes damaged. At the time of this writing at least 66 people have been confirmed dead. One…

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Cyclone Idai: How YOU can help.

Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) is currently monitoring the effects and recovery efforts related to Cyclone Idai. On March 14th, Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi causing widespread damage, fatalities, and misplaced people. Currently the death toll has risen to over 750 people (Mozambique 446, Zimbabwe 259, and Malawi 56), but with flood…

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Humanist recovery and A+ treatment

fbb10in10, alabama tornado

At least 23 people, including children, have died in Alabama as a result of a string of tornadoes. The National Weather Service classified at least one of the tornadoes that touched down in Alabama as an EF-3, meaning it was at least half a mile wide with winds between 158–206 mph. 

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HDR Appeals update & California Fires

Thank you to every person who donated to our Disaster Appeal: Hurricane Season 2018 and our Call to Action: Family Separation at the Border. Your gifts will make a real difference in the lives of those affected by these crises. These campaigns will be closed on Monday, November 19th. If you would still like support…

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Disaster Appeal: Hurricane Recovery 2018

Last August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston and the surrounding area and the damage was extraordinary. Then Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the US and British Virgin Islands, and to a lesser degree, Puerto Rico. By the time Hurricane Maria caused such catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico, it was hard to believe so much devastation…

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Disaster Appeal: Hurricane Recovery 2018

Hurricane Appeal 2018 Humanist Disaster Recovery

Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to hit the southeastern US coast on Thursday September 13th, with tropical storm force winds expected to arrive as early as Wednesday night. Florence is expected to be a major event, possibly being the worst hurricane to hit the region in US history. If Florence is…

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Announcing FBB Beneficiary for Disaster Appeal: Kerala Monsoon Flooding

We are thrilled to announce our beneficiary for our Disaster Appeal: Kerala Monsoon Flooding. ActionAid USA's local partners are currently responding in the some of the hardest hit regions of Kerala where there is a high presence of tribal, minority, and Dalit people whose subsistence is largely based on informal labor. Their capacity to recover during emergencies is very limited.…

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