In an emergency, rapid response is crucial. Without urgent assistance, communities hit by pandemics and disasters are vulnerable to hunger, disease and even loss of life.
After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the south of Haiti, at least 1,900 lives have been lost and more than 6,900 injured.
- Over 75,000 families affected by the quake in Haiti.
- At least 37,000 homes destroyed and another 46,000 damaged
- Immediate and urgent need for food, water, shelter, hygiene kits and first aid on the ground.
Around the world, COVID-19 has impacted some of the world's most marginalised communities – including our neighbours in Papua New Guinea and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Many of these communities already face the daily challenges of forced displacement, extreme poverty and inadequate health care.
We work in partnership with local organisations and Church networks to supply urgent hygiene kits, Personal Protective Equipment, sanitation, prevention education and cash assistance to communities in need. Using our local networks, we are able to reach as many people as possible, including those living in the most remote and marginalised communities.
This urgent relief work can only happen with your help. Your donation today can help support emergency response efforts in the most vulnerable communities around the world.
The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises across the world. Any excess funds will be redistributed to our Emergency Response Appeal to support ongoing emergency efforts across the region.
We are currently supporting emergencies in
- Timor-Leste and Indonesia floods
- Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, including COVID-19 prevention
- Typhoon Goni, flooding and landslides in Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia
- COVID-19 crisis in Papua New Guinea
- Tropical Cyclone Yasa
- Tropical Cyclone Harold
- Zimbabwe drought relief
- East Africa food crisis
- COVID-19 prevention
The Middle East
- Emergency aid following Beirut explosion in Lebanon
- Humanitarian response to support refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
- COVID-19 prevention
When emergencies hit, we support partners on the ground with
Food, water and emergency shelter
Hygiene and sanitation kits
Medication and health services
Your urgent support is needed today
When a crisis hits, your support means we can work hand-in-hand with local partners to bring aid and relief to communities devastated by natural disaster, conflict or COVID-19.
We're there long after immediate needs are met, supporting people and communities to rebuild back stronger.
Our international network and long-term development programs mean that we can provide training for communities in disaster risk reduction before crises happen, and support people as they begin to rebuild their lives.
Please give generously today to help provide urgent support to communities who need it the most at this time.
Where Does My Donation Go?
Funds raised are used to support emergency response activities in the regions we support: Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific. If any funds remain after a crisis, they are kept in the Emergency Response Appeal fund so that we can respond to ongoing needs and future crises in these regions.