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.

The Impact of Disasters on Brand Sentiment

As the rate and impact of disasters grows, so has the response of the private sector to recover, rebuild, and make resilient. However, companies can struggle to communicate those efforts. New research by IBM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) highlights the impact of disaster response communications on a brand's reputation and sentiment.

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.