GeoHazards International

687 Bay Road, Menlo Park,

California 94025, USA

(650) 614-9050

info@geohaz.org

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

 

 

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October 25, 2019

Like many villagers in Nepal’s middle hills, Chet travels by foot on narrow trails. On a good day, going to school takes two hours each way, even for a fleet 12-year-old. GeoHazards International has been helping local leaders to take action that will make his world and school a whole lot safer, so that a disaster won’...

May 20, 2019

Posted by Hari Kumar, Regional Coordinator for South Asia  /  May 19, 2019

Last August, my home state of Kerala in south India received an extraordinary amount of rain not experienced in almost 100 years. Widespread flooding inundated coastal lowlands, and thousands of landslides in the hills killed nearly 500...

April 23, 2019

In the thin-aired Andean village of Chocos, Peru, a mason named Felix once told us, “Here, we have a poverty of knowledge, not of things.”

GeoHazards International worked with Felix and his neighbors to adapt their adobe construction practices and improve earthquake safety of Chocos’ school and homes. This collaboration...

January 8, 2019

I am delighted to introduce the new President of GeoHazards International: Veronica Cedillos. I hope you will be able to meet her soon. In the meantime, here are 7 things to know about her:

1. Veronica previously worked for GeoHazards International, living for extended periods in Peru, Indonesia, and Haiti.

She was based...

As we greet the new year, let’s celebrate the people who take on challenges, every day, in the world’s most vulnerable places.

They face obstacles, and sometimes they fall short. But they aspire to something great.

Thanks to your support, GeoHazards International is bringing together the leaders, planners, and doers who...

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Please read below messages from Ken Kornberg, Chair of the Board of Trustees of GeoHazards International, and from Brian Tucker, Founder.

On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees of GeoHazards International, I am excited to announce that Veronica Cedillos will become GeoHazards International’s next president. On Janu...

December 13, 2018

Do you feel helpless when a disaster strikes far away? Does it seem too vast to help, when sudden heartbreak haunts the news?

Well, the fact is you can make a difference. Below, a few on our team describe some specific problems they want to tackle--in Haiti, India, and Nepal. You can see just some of the ways that...

September 24, 2018

Christopher met a young boy in the hospital who had been rescued from a massive landslide. This boy was the last person to hear his sister and cousin alive, all of them trapped in frightening darkness.

It is possible to prevent such tragedies, but few people in this city knew how. Christopher decided then that he had to...

July 26, 2018

A swarm of small earthquakes has recently rattled Anse-à-Veau, on Haiti's southern peninsula, and everyone has the jitters. Unscathed by the 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti's capital, they fear their own disaster.

Two years ago, most residents believed "nothing can be done to protect yourself from harm during an earthqua...

April 23, 2018

Ouch! Recent cuts to U.S. humanitarian aid mean that we now face a severe reduction to our program in Nepal. The timing could not beworse. Today marks three years since Nepal's devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Our hearts go out to the many families still struggling
to recover.

Close to 9,000 people died, mostly in...

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