Show people facing disaster they haven’t been forgotten

When disasters strike around the world, you can be a part of the solution. Your gift will help families who’ve lost everything get back on their feet – and stay there.

help a family rebuild their lives when disaster strikes

Extreme weather like flooding, cyclones and droughts are becoming more common and severe. It is the poorest people who are hit the hardest. According to the UN, in 2018 disasters forced 17.2 million people from their homes. This is pushing families further into poverty and trapping them there.

Tearfund works in more than 50 countries and we have built strong relationships with local communities and churches. This enables us to respond powerfully and quickly when disasters hit – and we’re there long after the journalists and TV cameras have left.

For people like Shorifa from Bangladesh, your support is life changing. When the coronavirus pandemic brought lockdown to her village, her business had to close and she was left with very little. She then lost even more when Cyclone Amphan hit just a few months later. But, thanks to the support she received Tearfund, Shorifa has been able to survive in the face of disaster.

Our work saves lives, supports recovery and helps people be better prepared to withstand the shock when disaster strikes.

We’re committed not only to helping people with their immediate needs such as shelter and food, but to provide vital training that will help them stand firm if disaster strikes again.

Your regular gift will help save lives. You can show some of the world’s most vulnerable people they are not forgotten when disaster hits.

£9 a month will show people facing disaster they haven’t been forgotten.

Your life-giving monthly gift could:

  • provide a nutritious meal every day for a child with severe malnutrition in Bangladesh
  • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, hand sanitiser could be provided to school children every month preventing the spread of COVID-19
  • Monthly counselling and support could be provided to 8 Indonesian schoolchildren, helping build resilience and address the trauma of an earthquake

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help a family rebuild their lives when disaster strikes

Our life saving work in action

More about our partnership with LBC

Tune in live and listen to interviews from Tearfund’s staff share stories from around the world. If you miss out, you can always catch these on LBC’s Global Player for one week after.

Monday 12 October
Today we’re looking at the role of humanitarian workers and the work they do in communities that have just experienced a disaster. Eddie Mair is joined by Sanjeev Bhanja, Tearfund’s Disaster Response Manager for the Asia region.

Tuesday 13 October
Today we consider how disasters add to the vulnerability of communities. James O’Brien is joined by Veena O’Sullivan, Tearfund’s Head of Sexual Violence and Peacebuilding.

Wednesday 14 October
Today we’re looking at how Tearfund has responded to the current COVID-19 pandemic and what it’s meant for the communities they work in. Iain Dale is joined by Myles Harrison who is Tearfund’s International Director.

Thursday 15 October
Today we discuss how disasters are managed and how organisations, such as Tearfund, help reduce the risk to vulnerable communities. Shelagh Fogarty is joined by Oenone Chadburn, Tearfund’s Head of Humanitarian Support.

Friday 16 October
Today we’ll be looking at how Tearfund deals with disease outbreaks such as the current COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating outbreak of Ebola in Africa. Eddie Mair is joined by Hebdavi Muhindo who is Tearfund’s Country Director in the Democratic Republic of Congo.