Globally, hundreds of disasters occur each year, causing immense suffering, destruction and loss. Sadly, it is often the poorest and most vulnerable who experience the consequences of these disasters the most.
World Relief responds to disasters in some of the most remote, rural and
hard to reach places on earth by:
Providing Basic Needs
At World Relief, we take a local approach to disaster relief and recovery, relying upon local knowledge, expertise and resources where our staff is already on the ground—and on partnerships with like-minded Christian organizations when and where we’re not.
Our approach concentrates on mobilizing and equipping local churches and community partners—those who know their communities, know their needs, know their volunteers and know the most vulnerable. Through these partners, in 2017, we provided humanitarian aid to over 800,000 people through:
Provision of food & clean water
Safe, reliable shelter
Sanitation & hygiene
Emergency nutrition assistance
We believe there is an opportunity to reduce suffering by taking a proactive approach to disasters, which in the face of recurring disasters like famine and drought can significantly reduce devastation and loss.
Our Disaster Risk Reduction programming works to reduce underlying vulnerabilities and build a culture of resilience in the communities in which we serve. We do this by:
training community members in disaster risk reduction and preparedness
mobilizing volunteers to share preparedness messages in their communities and serving communities with relevant risk reduction activities.