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 2,200 lives have been lost and more than 12,700 injured.
- Over 75,000 families affected by the quake in Haiti.
- At least 137,000 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.
We are currently supporting emergencies in
- Floods in Bangladesh and India
- Timor-Leste and Indonesia floods
- Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar, including COVID-19 prevention
- COVID-19 crisis in Papua New Guinea
- Volcano and tsunami eruption and recovery in Tonga
- Zimbabwe drought relief
- East Africa food crisis
- COVID-19 prevention
The Middle East
- Emergency aid following Beirut explosion in Lebanon
- 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
Where does my donation go?
The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises.
Where this is not possible, the funds will be used to provide immediate and longer-term development and humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises. If any excess funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control that limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Emergency Response Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing development needs and future crises across all our regions.