We're on the ground before disasters,
helping communities prepare.
Our partners are local engineers, scientists, government officials, universities, builders and leaders. Together, we devise affordable solutions to protect people from harm.
Natural disasters strike rich and poor countries alike, but in low income countries the average number of deaths per disaster is many times higher. And every year, disaster damages thrust millions into deeper poverty. We work to mitigate risk in these countries, where exposure to natural hazards is increasing with rapid, uncontrolled growth.
Success appears ordinary, but it's not. Children attending earthquake-resistant schools. Hospitals that can function in crises. Engineers and geologists trained to abate risk. Planners able to regulate growth. Each person practiced in how to respond.
GeoHazards International's mission is to end preventable death and suffering from natural disasters. We help the world's most vulnerable communities prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, high wind, floods, major storms and impacts of climate change. Our vision is that communities can continue their economic, political, and cultural development despite natural hazards.
Founded in 1991, GeoHazards International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We have worked with communities in 30 countries around the globe.
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