Afya responds to multiple disaster zones each year, bringing exactly, and only, the most necessary supplies to save lives near and far.
A January 2024 World Economic Forum report previews how climate change will likely cause an extra 14.5 million deaths over the next two decades. Floods could claim 8.5 million lives – with Asia-Pacific the worst-hit region. Droughts could lead to 3.2 million deaths – and trigger huge health impacts, especially in children under five. Heatwaves could cause 1.6 million deaths – with people over 65 most susceptible.
As disasters become more frequent and intense, the question is not if they will strike but when – and how we can mitigate the effects.
The answer is clear: to fortify our ability to respond NOW and invest in proven life-saving response capabilities.
Our Disaster Response Fund ensures prepositioned supplies, supports local needs after first responders leave, and delivers life-saving aid.
The fund builds on our wealth of experience responding to crises as diverse as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, warzones like Ukraine and the Middle East, the wildfires in Maui, and Cyclone Freddy in Malawi.
Today, millions of lives are at risk, but fortunately, as a nimble organization with deep expertise, Afya can respond – and remain on the ground to provide enduring support.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW.
SUPPORT OUR DISASTER RESPONSE FUND TODAY.