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June 2011 Newsletter Update: Live from the Cloud Forest of Haiti


As June winds to an end we celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary in the Cloud Forest Medical Clinic. The past revolution around the Sun has brought many surprises and allowed us the opportunity to serve the healthcare needs of over 8,000 impoverished Haitians from the local community.

We have treated a wide spectrum ...

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Water for Life Ghana: Refurbishing Wells, Restoring Lives


By Atyya Chaudhry

In December of 2010, as winter descended upon the East Coast, an enthused and passionate Shahid Malik packed his bags in preparation of his second trip to Ghana. A year after his initial trip, Shahid returned to Ghana to continue his work on Water For Life, a collaborative effort betwee...

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Volunteer Insight - Gift of Sight Team in Guatemala



Dr. Iftikhar Ali

This past week has been a very good experience for our family.  I went primarily as Zoya’s babysitter (or ninero, as it’s called here) but also as the general medical physician in case any emergenci...

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Humanity First Remembers One of Its Own, Sean Stellfox


One of our Humanity First family members, Sean Stellfox, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010. Sean was one of our most enthusiastic, talented and dedicated volunteers and his desire to help those in need was truly inspiring. Sean was instrumental in Humanity First receiving thousands of dollars of donated supplies for va...

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Helping Hurricane Ike Survivors


Tears of Gratitude

On October 12th Humanity First volunteers, Dr. Ali and Bob Cobb, presented a Target gift card to Kevin "Pork Chop" Freeman after he lost every thing in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Kevin...

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Unfortunately, The Hurricane Season is Here Again


Every year, the hurricane season brings turmoil to the south and gulf states of United States. What makes news here in the media is the damage (or potential damage) they bring to the US soil, but there is very cursory reference to the countries and regions that these hurricanes pass through. 

With all the disa...

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Humanity First and Chinese Earthquake Victims


A massive 7.9 earthquake shook central China, affecting more than 10 million people and leaving more than 51,151 people confirmed dead, 29,328 people missing and over 300,000 people injured in its wake, according to authorities. With its origin starting six miles deep into the ground, the quake was felt as far as the coa...

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Cyclone Nargis Hits Myanmar


Humanity First Team Departing to Myanmar

On May 2nd, Cyclone Nargis, a Category III Cyclone, hit Myanmar and devastated villages in the Irrawaddy delta areas as well as the capital Yangon (Rangoon). As one of the worst cyclones to hit Asia in decades, Nargis has left over 77,738 people dead, 55,917 people missing...

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Humanity First Teams with UVA Students on Peru Shelter Relief Initiative


An 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck the southern coast of Peru on August 15, 2007 causing more than 500 deaths and destroyed tens of thousands of homes.

Humanity First USA deployed a rapid response team to Peru on August 20, 2007, which provided earthquake victims with resources to help alleviate the suffering as t...

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Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.

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