Humanitarian and emergency relief

As emergencies happen around the world everyday both large and small, we deliver life-saving aid. And we support communities before and after disaster strikes. 

Emergencies can devastate whole communities, leaving many families struggling to survive. Children and the elderly often suffer the most. We help meet people’s immediate and ongoing needs.

We respond to rapid-onset emergencies such as cyclones, tsunamis and earthquakes. We’re also on the ground during slow-onset disasters such as droughts, famine and conflict. Our humanitarian assistance focuses on supporting the most vulnerable and protecting their rights.

Our priority is saving lives – our first response often involves distributing essential items such as food, water and shelter. As time goes on, we help those who’ve lost everything to recover and rebuild. Preparation can also save lives. So, we help at-risk communities to build resilience and become disaster-ready. 

Through our global partnerships, our work in emergency relief includes:

  • distributing food, clean water and hygiene items;
  • creating safe spaces for children;
  • providing shelter materials to displaced families;
  • restoring livelihoods and essential services; and
  • equipping communities to respond to emergencies.

Investing in sustainable change – the kind that can last for generations.

We walk alongside vulnerable communities as they lead their own development to alleviate poverty, build resilience and tackle injustice. We equip communities to build on their successes and, when they’re ready, independently continue the life-changing work we’ve started together.

We work to address child poverty in many areas of need including health, education, clean water, livelihoods and child protection. Experience shows our holistic approach really works, lifting vulnerable children and families out of poverty and giving them hope for a brighter future.

We undertake development and humanitarian activities.