Our Commitment

Emergency Response

More than 300 natural disasters have occurred every year over the past decade. Flooding, earthquakes and cyclones can turn lives upside down in an instant, killing thousands of people or driving entire communities from their homes, devastating livelihoods and paralyzing markets. Our emergency response strategies are determined by the objectives of saving lives, reducing the number of casualties, easing suffering and restoring dignity. We favour comprehensive approaches to humanitarian assistance that integrate and strengthen preparedness, recovery and resilience, enabling families and countries to better anticipate, absorb and recover from shocks in the future.

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