News: Why animals matter in a disaster
November 08 2014
One year on from Typhoon Haiyan, here's a special video to update you on the thousands of animals and people you helped in the Philippines over the past year
July 09 2014
New research shows the vital importance of animal protection in preparing for natural disaster.
April 25 2014
Dr. Juan Carlos Murillo deploys at a moment’s notice from his hub in Central America to travel to war zones, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes, providing veterinary care to thousands of animals affected by disasters.
March 14 2014
At the start of the year, our team was deployed to the site of an erupting volcano in Indonesia, to provide emergency support for livestock.
March 13 2014
With an impending drought in Turkana County in the North-East of Kenya, we’ve been on the ground assessing the situation to see what animal welfare challenges face the region. Fast depleting water sources and lack of pasture mean thousands of animals and humans face the risk of starvation and death.
March 11 2014
Today marks the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. As we reflect on the devastating impact of the disaster, it is an opportunity to remember the animal survivors, and the communities that care for them.
January 02 2014
In November 2013, entire communities in the Philippines were devastated by ‘super’ Typhoon Haiyan, which was larger than Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina combined.
October 21 2013
At the beginning of October, along with the Mission of Ecuador to UN, we co-hosted a successful breakfast meeting with representatives of United Nations Member States and Agencies bringing us one step closer to getting animals in disasters included on the UN agenda.
September 11 2013
Last month, our disaster response teams began working with communities in the North Atlantic Autonomous region (RAAN) of Nicaragua, following a series of tropical storms. Serious flooding has affected thousands of animals in 15 rural communities along the Prinzapolka River.
May 23 2013
On May 23rd 2013, we will be joining the Mexican Government in Geneva for the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction conference to host an event to outline what is needed to help safeguard the hundreds of thousands of animals and the millions of people who are affected each year by disasters.