USA, December 2013 – On December 18, 2013 the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the AKDN-Disaster Risk Management Initiative (DRMI) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA. The signing was an informal agreement between all the signatories to reduce the risk of, and respond to, threats to the public health, safety and welfare of communities at risk and strengthen the commitment to reduce loss of life and suffering due to emergencies. The MOU allows for more targeted and efficient delivery of goods and services … Read More

National Preparedness Month

USA, August 2013 – FOCUS USA was invited to attend the National Preparedness Month Proclamation signing ceremony with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, held at the State Capitol in Atlanta. In the presence of Georgia Volunteer Organisations Active in Disaster (VOAD), government officials, and leaders from multiple faith-based organizations, the Governor officially declared September as the National Preparedness Month in the State of Georgia. September was dedicated to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, houses of worship, and communities and to educate the … Read More