In the Omo Valley, several indigenous tribes have lived for millenniums, a total number of about 200,000 people. For time eternity, the annual flooding of the Oma River has provided the water they need to survive the harsh desert climate. Since 2016, the water supply to the tribes has been cut off by a new $1.6 billion, 1870 megawatt dam built upstream. While the dam is a great engineering feat that will help the country progress, these indigenous tribes and their plight are an afterthought — and their culture and traditions are in danger of being lost forever. The tribes of the Omo Valley need your help. Water and energy development can help stop poverty and starvation and save lives. One solar-powered pump system can water 25 acres of land and provide crops to feed 200 people. Every dollar you donate will go toward this need.
In earthquake disasters, school structures are disproportionally affected, often putting tens of thousands of children’s lives at risk. Donate now to help children and schools in disaster zones.
More than 30,000 children died in collapsed schools in China in 2008. In Haiti, 2.8 million children lacked access to education after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake shut down thousands of damaged schools in 2010. In Nepal, more than 7,000 schools sustained heavy damage or collapsed following a magnitude-7.8 seismic event in 2015. Our focus is on seismically upgrading schools – safeguarding the lives of those most vulnerable.
Miyamoto Relief is a technical nonprofit that works globally to sustain life in at-risk communities through engineering. We do this to prevent more loss of life, by advising whether school buildings are safe to occupy.