We want to see emergency needs met
Our belief in God’s restoration plan compels us to respond to disasters and conflicts as an expression of love for those in need.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause unprecedented suffering as restrictions and economic shocks threaten to push millions back into poverty. The poorest communities are also suffering the worst impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures and environmental degradation. And conflict and violence continue to cause misery, including this year in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Mali, Myanmar, Yemen and Ukraine.
We’ve also responded to devastating natural and climate related disasters, including the volcanic eruption in DRC, an earthquake in Haiti, flooding in Pakistan and tropical storms in southern Africa. We equip and support churches and local partners to ensure responses are locally-led and contextually appropriate. Our direct access to communities through these links and networks is what makes us distinctive. At the heart of our approach is mutual learning, resilience and a hope mindset. So we also work closely with communities to reduce the risk of future disasters, strengthen coping mechanisms and address underlying vulnerabilities. Where necessary, we also work directly through our own operational programmes currently in DRC, South Sudan and CAR.
We hold ourselves accountable to people affected by disasters, ensuring clear channels of communication so that communities can participate fully and give feedback. We coordinate with networks and peers within the humanitarian sector to ensure best practice across our work.