Making a Difference in 2024: Why It’s Time to Launch a Relief Fund Now

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Making a Difference in 2024: Why It’s Time to Launch a Relief Fund Now


2023 was an impactful year for Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF). Our team worked tirelessly to help over 25,000 individuals and families worldwide, providing more than $30 million in financial assistance, powered by $40 million in donations. This is a testament to our Fund Partners’ commitment to helping their own, the dedication of our team, and the generosity of our donors.

These funds helped people recover from various disaster events throughout the year, with the top five in dollar amount awarded being:

  1. The Ukraine Conflict
  2. The Israel/Palestine Conflict
  3. The Turkey/Syria Earthquake
  4. Typhoon Mawar
  5. Maui Wildfires

In addition to specific disasters, we also took a look at the event categories to understand the types of hardships that impacted people the most. In 2023, the top five event categories were:

  1. Serious Illness/Injury
  2. Impacts Primary Residence
  3. Natural Disaster
  4. Loss
  5. Non-Routine Medical Expense

You can see that increasing natural disasters and conflicts continue to greatly impact the lives of people around the world, leading to medical emergencies, loss, and other hardships at home. These adversities often affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, and with no financial assistance, they can be catastrophic and difficult to overcome.

Natural disasters continued to play a major role in 2023, as there were 28 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the United States alone, the highest ever recorded. This makes the year the worst on record, as the disasters cost at least $92.9 billion combined and resulted in 492 deaths. Globally, there were around 240 climate-related disasters that claimed over 12,000 lives.

Additionally, the ongoing crises such as the Ukraine Conflict and the Israel/Palestine Conflict continue to affect millions of people and remind us that the work is far from over. In fact, these events underline the growing necessity for emergency relief funds.

Looking back at the last year helps us to understand the dangers we face and the importance of being able to provide assistance. Preparing ahead of time is crucial to being able to respond quickly. Now that we’ve examined 2023, let’s look at what 2024 has in store.


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