In this next episode of our Focus on series, we provide a list of 34 organizations that provide disaster relief. This list has been compiled to offer an insight into the efforts made by these organizations. They dedicate all their energy to making the world a better place and helping those in need after a disaster strikes an uncommon region somewhere in the world.Why we need disaster reliefAccording to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), 337 catastrophes related to natural hazards were reported worldwide in 2014. They affected 94 countries. While this might seem like an enormous amount, the number of natural catastrophes was the lowest of the decade. Floods are the most frequent, followed by earthquakes and then storms. These events call for a massive coordinated reaction within a very short notice because of their sudden occurrence and destructive nature. Humanitarian organizations are amongst the frontrunners of helping disaster-struck regions, often together with and sometimes next to local governments and the military.Listed below are 34 organizations which are doing an excellent job in providing disaster relief. This list is not exhaustive. But it, to a large extent, underlines how greatly help is needed all over the globe. Fortunately, natural disasters are a significant issue, and important strides are being made every year; whether it’s improving forecasting of natural calamities or faster response after disaster strikes.We are putting a great emphasis on the fact that this list is incomplete. Please note that we recognize the importance of the work done by any other NGO that is not mentioned herein. Should you have in mind a global organization that should be added to this list, please let us know via Twitter.