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 pressing need for aid continues to grow for Venezuelans as the situation heightened along the border over the weekend. With more than three million Venezuelans outflowing to neighboring countries, including Colombia, this migration has become the largest to affect the Western Hemisphere in modern history. 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.

8th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference

All disasters are local. To support a community’s ability to react and recover quickly, we must improve the overall resilience of individuals, businesses, and communities. To that end, it is not only building their individual capacity towards resilience, but the intersections needed to protect the whole community. Now in its eighth year, the Building Resilience through Private- Public Partnerships (PPP) conference focuses on the collaboration required among private, public, and nonprofit sectors to help mitigate the effects of natural and human-made disasters.

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.