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How to Support Our Global Community During Crises

When global events affect students, staff, and faculty at home, USF World often receives questions about where people can donate or otherwise offer their assistance. This page is designed to help those across the USF community identify vetted organizations and funds that offer resources to those who are most affected by unexpected natural disasters, conflict, and disease outbreaks. If you are a USF student in need of support, please visit this page.

General Resources

USF World International Student Support Fund
Help support USF international students in crisis who have been impacted by world events (such as the conflict in Ukraine), natural disasters (such as the flooding in Pakistan), and/or changes in family or personal circumstances that cause serious financial hardship. Your donations help to support students struggling to pay for everyday expenses such as apartment rent, utilities, household supplies, transportation, and in some cases, travel costs.

UNICEF supports health, nutrition, access to education, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in global conflicts.

Doctors Without Borders - Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
MSF offers a range of activities working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications. Find out more and donate to the most recent crisis here.

CARE International
Social justice organization CARE International is always assessing the most urgent needs to help in the emergency response process throughout the world.

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
This international organization provides aid such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.

International Committee of the Red Cross
The IRIC organization works around the world during global emergencies and is supporting the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross and Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps relieves the suffering of those affected by conflict, disaster and disease, often in difficult and dangerous environments. They deliver vital healthcare services and training that help devastated populations move from relief to self-reliance.

Save the Children
Save the Children delivers key services to vulnerable children around the world, working to provide all children with health, education, and safety - especially in times of conflict or widespread illness. 

Resources for USF Students
Students affected by global crsis events can visit this USF World page to find resources available to them on the three USF campuses. Resources listed include financial aid, immigration, counseling, food, academic, and community listings.