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04/29

SHOOTING IN POWAY, CALIFORNIA

Our hearts go out to the victims of the shooting and their families at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in Poway, California.

New York Times (April 28)

CNN (April 29)

NBC News (April 28)

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

 

04/22

BOMBINGS IN SRI LANKA

Our deepest sympathies are with the victims of the church and hotel bombings in Sri Lanka, and with their loved ones. The Chaplain’s Office and the Sri Lankans at Yale student organization are hosting a vigil and time of silent reflection at the Yale Women’s Table from 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

CBS News (April 21)

Global News (April 21)

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

 

03/19

RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the loved ones of victims of the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand and Utrecht, Netherlands as well as other recent terrorist attacks. Sharon Kugler, University Chaplain, and Omer Bajwa, Director of Muslim Life, are organizing an event for when students return to campus. Details will follow.

New Zealand Prime Minister Statement

Information from Christchurch City Council

Dutch Prime Minister Statement

Information from City of Utrecht

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

 

11/08

SHOOTING IN THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA

Our deepest sympathies are with the victims of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, and with their loved ones.

Presidential Proclamation 
Statement by Governor Brown
Information from City of Thousand Oaks

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

 

10/11

HURRICANE MICHAEL

Hurricane Michael is causing devastation in the south east United States. 

FEMA 

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

 

10/01

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA

An earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia have killed over 840 people and injured over 600 people.

BBC (October 1)
The Guardian (October 1)

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

 

09/18

HURRICANE FLORENCE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA

Hurricane Florence has killed over thirty people and displaced thousands of people in the Carolinas.

CNN (September 17)
NBC (September 18)

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

 

08/18

FLOODING IN KERALA, INDIA

Heavy rains have killed hundreds and displaced many hundreds of thousands of people in the Indian State of Kerala. 

BBC (August 20)
New York Times (August 17)

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.


05/18

SHOOTING IN SANTA FE, TEXAS

Our hearts go out to the victims of the Santa Fe shooting and their families.

If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

Presidential Proclamation

Statements from Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on Today’s Mass School Shooting in Texas.

 

SHOOTING IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA

03/13

The Graduate Student Assembly (the elected body of students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) has issued the following invitation: 

Dear students,

In light of the devastating events in Parkland, Florida last month, when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School murdering 17 students and staff and wounding 17 more, the Graduate Student Assembly encourages all Yale students, faculty, and staff to observe 17 minutes of silence next Wednesday, March 14, at 10 AM EDT at Cross Campus.

Alongside recent nationwide activism on school safety and safe gun use, this gathering of the Yale community expresses our solidarity with the victims of Parkland, and the desire that anyone across the country be able to seek an education in a setting free from fear and violence.

Please join your colleagues by gathering at Cross Campus in front of Sterling Memorial Library at 10 AM on March 14 as we honor the lives of the victims of last month’s tragedy.

Sincerely,

Ethan Perets
GSA Treasurer

Wendy Xiao
GSA Chair

 

02/15
If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

White House: proclamation.

TAIWAN

02/07

If you have been impacted, and need assistance, please contact the Office of International Students & Scholars, Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor. The university has been in contact with students and scholars from Taiwan.

SHOOTING IN SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS

11/06
If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

White House: statement, proclamation.

COPING WITH DISASTERS

09/29
Links suggested by Judith Bryant '77 on how to help children and families cope before, during, and after hurricanes.
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters
http://www.apa.org/topics/disasters/
https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/index.html

SOMALIA

10/16
Yale African Student Association, Vigil for Somali Victims (Monday, October 16, 7:30pm, Women's Table, Cross Campus).

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

10/14
Los Angeles Times, How to Help Victims of Northern California Fires


ALL AREAS AFFECTED BY RECENT HURRICANES

09/27, 12:45pm
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – United Nations FoundationHurricane Season 2017

One America Appeal All five living former presidents have united to raise money for One America Appeal, a fund administered by the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. Donations will be distributed to a variety of funds aimed at helping storm victims in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Texas and Florida.

Catholic Relief Services "Donations to the faith-based group will help to provide shelter, water, tarps, tents, kitchen kits and other supplies to families affected by the storm."

Convoy of Hope Faith-based group that provides food, water and emergency supplies to those in need throughout the world.

09/27
How to Help Animals Affected by Hurricane Harvey (Dogster.com)

09/25
American Red Cross

09/22
New York Times, "How to Help Puerto Rico and Other Islands After Hurricane Maria

LAS VEGAS

10/03
If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

PUERTO RICO

09/27, 12:40pm
AmeriCares
The relief and development organization, which provides health services to those in need, said that it was working with officials in Puerto Rico to stock emergency shelters with medical supplies. Earlier in the week, it had airlifted $1.8 million worth of medicine and supplies to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

09/27, 10:30am
Yale Provides Medical Relief to Puerto Rico (Yale News)

Despierta Boricua at Yale, et al., Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Drive (facebook)

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09/26, 3:00pm
Dean Robert Alpern (YSM) reports that YSM is working through the Association of American Medical Colleges to support Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, and University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 

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09/25, 7:25pm
Daniel Colon-Ramos of YSM suggests:

Outside resources for contacting family members or loved ones in Puerto Rico. 

  • If you need to find information about your family, friends or community in Puerto Rico, you can email the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) at maria1@prfaa.pr.gov or contact them at 202-800-3133 or 202-800-3134. 
  • Another organization providing assistance to PRFAA is the Puerto Rico Family Institute at 212-414-7895. 
  • Google as also activated its Google Person Finder  
  • The American Red Cross has a  Safe and Well page, where survivors can register and post messages, and loved ones can search for registrants. 
  • Those worried about missing friends or relatives with a serious health condition are encouraged to call the Red Cross at 800-733-2767, so volunteers on the ground can follow-up.

Ways to contribute now: 

  1. Donations to vetted organizations
    1. People can donate to USVI Hurricane Recovery to help rebuild the battered US Virgin Islands, or to the Red Cross the help island nations recovering from the hurricanes in the Caribbean 
    2. United for Puerto Rico is a 501(c)(3) developed by the office of the First Lady Beatriz Rossello. Funds will go directly to help rebuild homes.  
    3. AmeriCares is a relief and development organization which provides health services to those in need, and is working with officials in Puerto Rico and USVI to stock emergency shelters with medical supplies.

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09/25, 6pm
PBS Newshour, How You Can Help Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

DOMINICA

09/25, 7:00pm
http://www.dominicarelief.org/ allows for direct donations by corporations to the Dominican consulate in NY and the High Commission in London.

BRITISH AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

09/27, 2:20pm
USVI Recovery (Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands)

09/27, 12:40pm
All Hands Volunteers
All Hands works with local volunteers and groups to respond to natural disasters. With Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, it is focusing its efforts on the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Our help is needed in the islands, so that’s where we’ll be,” said Erik Dyson, the group’s chief executive.

09/27, 12:40pm
AmeriCares
The relief and development organization, which provides health services to those in need, said that it was working with officials in Puerto Rico to stock emergency shelters with medical supplies. Earlier in the week, it had airlifted $1.8 million worth of medicine and supplies to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

09/27, 9:25am
https://www.virgin.com/unite/bvi-community-support-appeal

MEXICO

09/20
New York Times, "Where to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Victims"

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