Every year, natural and man-made disasters cause massive destruction and human suffering in the developing world. The poverty of these nations means that they do not always have adequate resources or infrastructure to respond effectively when disaster strikes.

Those who live in communities consistently hit by natural and man-made disasters are some of the most vulnerable people in the world. That’s why Baptist World Aid Australia provides fast and effective relief focusing on both immediate needs, long-term rehabilitation and preparation for future disasters.

How does it work?

As part of a worldwide network of Christian agencies, Baptist World Aid provides funds to trusted local partners working in affected areas when disasters arise.

Our Disaster Management projects help in two vital ways:

  • When disaster strikes: Providing for people’s immediate needs, including medical assistance and distribution of food, water and temporary shelters and helping communities re-establish their homes and livelihoods in the months and years that follow a disaster.
  • Preparing for disasters: Working with communities vulnerable to disasters by  planning ahead, learning from previous disasters, putting into action processes that lessen the shock of oncoming disasters and developing ways to respond more quickly.

Take a tour of some of our Disaster Management projects


Current Emergencies

Food Crisis - Niger

At the moment, we are raising funds to support farming communities in Niger, who are experienceing food shortages.

Typhoon Bopha - Philippines

We've also sent intitial funds to our partner SAO Philippines supporting communities in their programs affected by the destruction of cyclone Bopha.