In Papua New Guinea, an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths has hospitals nearing at full capacity, as its health system also struggles to cope with the surge in cases. Fiji is also facing huge challenges brought about by COVID-19.
The Pacific region is also particularly vulnerable to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, and other natural disasters. Many families lack access to adequate healthcare, clean water and sanitation, and when disasters strike, the steep cost of imported medical and emergency supplies puts some of the most marginalised people at risk.
We work with our partners on the ground to get food, clean water and first aid to communities as quickly as possible.
With your help, we can make sure that communities get the emergency supplies they need to survive, rebuild and recover from crises.
When emergencies hit, we support partners on the ground with
Food, water and emergency shelter
Hygiene and sanitation kits
Medication and health services
We're in a unique position to assist communities before, during and after emergencies. We work with local agencies throughout the world to provide emergency relief, and emergency preparation services. But we can only continue this work with the help of generous people like you.
With your help, more families in vulnerable communities around the world can learn how to reduce the impact of natural disasters on their lives, as well as be provided with essentials they need for survival: food, water, sanitation supplies and shelter.
Please give what you can so that children, women and men receive the vital supplies they need to prepare, survive, and rebuild.
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 in the Pacific. If any funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control which limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Pacific Emergency Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing needs and future crises in the region.