Disaster Response

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on disaster response and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Coordination Call on the Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

The ongoing humanitarian crisis in South America has led to the outflow of more than three million Venezuelans over the last three years into neighboring countries and beyond. This migration has become the largest to affect the Western Hemisphere in modern history. Access to health care, education, food and nutrition, and safety and security begins the growing list of humanitarian aid needed. The latest joint UN report assesses that $738M USD is currently needed to support those affected by this crisis.

8th Annual Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships Conference

Save the Date! The 8th Annual Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships (PPP) Conference will take place July 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C.

Preparing, responding, and recovering from catastrophic disasters requires a cross-sector approach. Over the last two years, we were all reminded of the devastation natural and human-made disasters can bring and the imperative need for preparedness. To engage partners across sectors in this conversation, the U.S.

Hurricane Michael Coordination Call

Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle on record, has wiped out homes and businesses and left thousands without power. Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for an update with FEMA, the Florida Chamber Foundation and others who are on the ground during the immediate relief and response efforts. This briefing is being provided to the business community to learn more about the current situation and hear how the private sector can support the recovery efforts.