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Emergency response

When an emergency occurs, we respond fast to give people what they need most to survive – whether it’s food, shelter, medical care or other essential items. We’re in for the long-haul too, supporting communities in protracted crises until they’re able to get back on their feet. We also work with communities at risk to prepare in advance, which saves lives when disaster strikes.

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Through the ACT Alliance we have partners on the ground in 130 countries, enabling us to respond immediately to emergencies wherever they occur. 

Your support is currently helping to deliver life-saving assistance to people in three emergency situations.
 
Jordan: Today, there are over 660,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, all of them suffering from the lack of the most basic requirements for survival. Your gift helps fund the work of our local partner, who are providing people with desperately need food, medical assistance and vital support to rebuild their shattered lives.

Bangladesh: Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families have fled to Bangladesh to escape brutal persecution and violence. You’re providing them with urgently needed food rations, medical care and shelter, and ensuring children traumatised by war have a safe environment to learn and play. 

Iraq: Decades of violence and conflict have devastated Iraq and its people. More than three million people have been forced from their homes and families continue to arrive at crowded camps, terrified and exhausted. With your help, our partner can reach families with food and other support need to survive.

 

More ways to take action

Like all children, Alina has dreams for her future. Sadly, most children in rural Pakistan can’t get the education they need to realise their dreams and escape poverty.

Seven years on and Syrian refugees are still in urgent need of our help. Keep hope alive and help provide the food, medical care and support they need.

Together we raised over $3 million during Ration Challenge 2018 - enough to feed more than 10,000 refugees for a year!