What is the Emergency Action Alliance?
Caritas Australia is proud to be a founding member of the Emergency Action Alliance.
By combining our capacity with other major humanitarian organisations we can turn the care and passion of our supporters into a targeted response to international emergencies. This allows us to help more people in their greatest moment of need.
What does the Emergency Action Alliance do when disaster strikes?
When a major disaster hits countries with limited capacity to respond, the EAA brings together the knowledge, expertise and resources of the 15 leading humanitarian charities. With the support of the members, the EAA can launch a coordinated, targeted fundraising appeal under the Emergency Action Alliance banner in order to streamline efforts and help more people in their moment of need. The money raised will be used quickly and efficiently to help those affected through the EAA’s network of member organisations.
How are the funds allocated?
The EAA has a unique process for allocating funds to the charities best able to deliver aid in that particular emergency, allowing them to rapidly scale up operations on the ground and help more people. While members fund the EAA’s running costs, the EAA gives them back the money raised in EAA appeals to carry out their vital work.