The devastating eruption of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala on June 3 claimed more than 110 lives, injured hundreds, and displaced 12,000 Guatemalans from their homes. In total, 1.7 million people have been affected by the volcano’s eruption. Survivors will require both immediate and long-term support to recover from the disaster’s destruction of homes and impact on human health, water sources, crops, and livestock. This illustrates the devastation of this type of volcano.
Dataminr alerted on the progression of the eruption and resulting injuries, evacuations, power outages, and airport closures. We’ve played a critical role in enabling help by keeping organizations connected to the crisis in the know.
In partnership with our Latinx@Dataminr employee resource group, we’re holding an Alert to Action campaign collecting donations for ongoing relief and recovery efforts to help victims of the eruption. CARE has worked in Guatemala since 1959, and they are active in the volcano’s impact zone now, assessing needs and helping affected families reclaim some stability. Donations will provide food, water, sanitation kits, clothing and blankets to the victims.
Let's turn our alerts into action and directly support those affected by this natural disaster. We will collect donations from Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22.