Emergency response fund

The Emergency Response Fund enables Caritas Australia to respond quickly and appropriately to humanitarian emergencies around the world, whenever and wherever they occur.

African family in their village

Donate to support emergency humanitarian aid relief.

Donate to the emergency response fund

Please donate so we can provide immediate relief to communities in the event of a disaster such as an earthquake or flood. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.



One of the largest humanitarian aid networks in the world, Caritas is there before, during and after an emergency. The Emergency Response Fund has enabled Caritas to respond to a range of humanitarian emergencies across the globe –such as floods in the Philippines, conflict in Syria, and food insecurity crises across Africa.

The Emergency Response Fund also provides Caritas with the resources to respond to the large number emergencies which do not necessarily receive widespread public and media attention.

By donating to the Emergency Response Fund, you enable Caritas to respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies. Funding can be quickly channelled to our field offices and partners who can put them into immediate use. Your generous support of the Emergency Response Fund makes a difference to the lives of thousands of people affected by disasters.

For a list of our current and past emergency appeals, and to view an interactive map of where our emergency funds are being put to use, please visit our emergency response page.

Examples of our emergency work can be seen at the following response pages:

How you can help

Please donate so we can provide immediate relief to communities in the event of a disaster such as these. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Donate now »