We want to see emergency needs met
Our approach to emergency response is born out of the belief that every person is made in the image of God, with inherent dignity and worth. So we are determined to support those who are hardest to reach and those most in need. We’re committed to impartiality at every stage of an emergency response and to supporting the most vulnerable, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, ability, age, gender, sexuality or nationality.
We are passionate about equipping and supporting our local partners so that they lead the response when disaster strikes in ways that best reflect both the local need and context through initiatives like our Disaster Management Capacity Assessment programme. As well as meeting immediate needs, we work hard to address underlying vulnerabilities and weak coping mechanisms that can cause or exacerbate disasters and crises.
Involving faith communities is crucial in our approach to disaster preparedness and emergency response. As the world faces the impact of Covid-19, Tearfund continues to work with faith leaders and the local church to recover from the global pandemic and ‘build back better’. A large part of our response and recovery work is ensuring that people are better able to anticipate, adapt to, absorb and recover from the effects of both natural and man-made disasters.