Empower 20 million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.

Emergency response

We respond to emergencies in Africa and bring relief to tens of thousands of people each year.

At the onset of a humanitarian emergency we need to respond immediately. Our emergency response team is made up of trained technical specialists, ready to be deployed at short notice.

Current emergencies

We are currently responding to emergencies caused by natural disasters and the effects of conflict-you can help us by sharing this with others and making a donation.

Join us in delivering hundreds of thousands of kilograms of food, hygiene kits, shelter and water and bring relief to tens of thousands of people. View our current emergencies.

Emergency funding

Emergency preparedness & response fund.

Because we know that disasters and crises recur, we have an Emergency Preparedness & Response Fund (EPRF) that increases our capacity and ability to respond rapidly and implement emergency relief programs as they happen. The EPRF is used solely to fund preparedness, pre-positioning, and all emergency response-related activities.

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We set up temporary emergency water supplies.

We get emergency food rations to families who need it the most. A voucher system for cash and food makes for fair distribution.

We procure and move commodities into the disaster zone and deliver them where needed most – one of the most difficult activities during a disaster.

We provide emergency shelter, clothing and medical supplies.

Emergency response at a glance in 2021

People reached
89,303
Hygiene kits delivered
23,768
Food delivered
196,273 kg
Non-Food Items delivered
381 packs

Disaster stricken areas

View the map of where we have responded to emergencies in Africa.

We are here before others come and we remain after they leave. We love this place and we love our people. Africa is home and we know what needs to be done to see it thrive.

Stories from the field

Emergency response stories.

Disease, displacement, and death have ripped innocent lives apart across Africa. One South Sudanese woman sat sobbing, shocked by the realisation of all that the torrential floods had washed away – her home, her livelihood, and her food supply. “There is no one to help me,” she said, feeling utterly alone. Continue reading this story…

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