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  • FOCUS USA booth at the DeKalb County Emergency Preparedness Festival in Decatur, Georgia, August, 2013.
    FOCUS
  • Following a series of tornadoes in Dallas in late December 2015, Disaster Management Team volunteers utilized early warning systems and mass communication tools to assess the local community’s wellbeing and connect them with resources.
    Wikimedia Commons / Volkan Yuksel
  • A historic snow storm in early February 2015 brought over 12 inches of snow across the Chicagoland area. Disaster Management Team volunteers utilized mass communication tools to alert the communities, follow up on their wellbeing, and support their recovery.
    Wikimedia Commons / Mr. Granger
  • In April 2016, the greater Houston area received vast amounts of rainfall over a short period of time, leading to record flash flooding. To ensure the community’s safety, warning messages were shared prior to the incident, and assessments of the community and their property were conducted after the flooding. Impacted individuals were connected with resources to support their recovery.
    Flickr / meltedplastic
  • Hurricane Sandy, 2012 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Disaster Management Team volunteers established an Emergency Operation Center to check on and ensure the safety of impacted communities, especially vulnerable segments. Impacted individuals were connected to institutional and community resources to support their recovery.
    Flickr / Anthony Quintano
Focus Humanitarian Assistance (USA)
Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) was established in the United States of America (USA) in 1995. With the aim of fostering disaster resilient communities, FOCUS USA and the Ismaili Council for USA work with individuals and families at the grassroots level to ensure they are self-sufficient for at least 72 hours after a disaster.  In addition, by training Disaster Management Teams (DMTs), FOCUS USA helps build capacity to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters.