- Publié le : 14 janvier 2020 9 h 41 min
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Emergency airlifts, scorched koalas, hazardous air quality – wildfires raging across Australia have taken a devastating toll on the nation, and IT IS NOT OVER YET. The bushfires, which have been burning since September, have killed at least 25 people, destroyed 2,000 homes and killed an estimated 500 million animals. In all, more than 15 million acres have burned across the country – an area roughly the size of Portugal. Here are some organization collecting donations.
WIRES: The New South Wales-based Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc., Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization, reports they have never seen a concurrent series of emergencies events like those that began in November. Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife much of it unique to Australia. Learn more at wires.org.au.
Australian Red Cross is supporting people at evacuation and relief centres; registering people so their loved ones can contact them; providing psychological first aid to reduce trauma and distress; providing food, water and relief items to people cut off by fires in Victoria; conducting welfare checks on the phone and in-person; providing emergency grants to people who have lost homes to bushfires. Learn more about where your money goes and donate at redcross.org.au.
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal: This Australian nonprofit is raising funds to distribute as grants to rural and regional communities for disaster recovery projects long after the smoke has cleared. The grants are used to repair community infrastructure and more. Donate frrr.org.au.
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