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.
Middle East Crises Appeal
We are currently raising funds to assist with immediate relief for the countries in the Middle East, initially focussing on health and hygiene kits, shelter and urgent food supplies for Iraqi refugees.
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines
In 2014 we raised money for severe flooding that devastated communities across the Solomon Islands and provided clean water, health and hygiene kits and shelter.