Emergency Fund

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Donate to our Emergency Fund appeal so that we can respond to emergencies within 72 hours of a disaster, supporting those affected with the essentials they need to survive, recover, and rebuild.

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Our Emergency Fund is critically low

“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Tirmidhi)

Our Emergency Fund urgently needs funds to save lives.

At any given time, Human Appeal is responding to 5 emergencies around the world. We don’t just respond to the headline-hitting crises; our local teams support communities each time they’re hit by hunger, drought, flooding, displacement, and other localized emergencies. This is the life-saving work of our Emergency Fund.

£100 – be a lifeline to a family in crisis. Provide a vulnerable family with food, clean water, and medical aid. Your donation can transform the recovery of a family that has lost their home and livelihood.

£70 - keep a family-of-five fed and nourished for an entire month with a wholesome and nutritious food parcel.

£35/month help us be ready to respond rapidly, wherever and whenever disaster strikes, helping families to survive.

When a disaster strikes, our Emergency Fund allows us to respond within 72 hours, dispatching the aid and experts that the most vulnerable need. Arriving on the scene in these first hours is critical to controlling the scale of an emergency, and to helping to get families to safety.

Please donate, and help us to respond to emergencies within 72 hours, helping communities to survive, recover, and rebuild.

What’s different about this appeal?

Each week, communities across the world face a new crisis to deal with. Most don’t make the headlines. This year alone, our Emergency Fund has saved lives by responding to floods in Yemen, Sudan, and Pakistan, an earthquake in Turkey, medical shortages in Palestine and displacement and drought in Somalia.

How our Emergency Fund has saved lives

Sadly, many communities are already dealing with major crises when they are hit by another.

Families already struggling with displacement in Syria, now watch their children starve. COVID-19 has plunged 700,000 more children into malnutrition.

How our Emergency Fund has helped: We’re treating malnutrition, providing nutritious food parcels, and COVID-19 health kits, as well as our other Syria Appeal activities.

In Yemen, communities that are starving are hit by flash floods.

How our Emergency Fund has helped: We’re providing shelter, hygiene kits, and clean water, in addition to our other Yemen Appeal activities.

In Lebanon, a city still reeling with trauma, homelessness, and hunger since the Beirut blast, now has to find a way to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19.

How our Emergency Fund helped: We responded immediately to the explosion, providing food and water in the immediate aftermath, and, now, we’re rebuilding homes and providing COVID-19 hygiene kits.

We have over 29 years experience in responding to emergencies all over the globe.

To be there, whenever and wherever a disaster strikes, we urgently need more donations to our Emergency Fund. In every emergency, it’s always the most vulnerable – children, older people, those already struggling for food – who suffer the most.

The world is facing a scale of crisis that we’ve never seen before. Please donate to our Emergency Fund appeal and help us to act swiftly to save lives in emergencies.

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We react

When disaster strikes, Human Appeal is one of the few humanitarian organisations able to rapidly access some of the world’s most hard-to-reach communities.

Even when emergencies are overlooked in the news and by other charities – meaning it can be hard to raise funds – our Global Emergency Fund enables us to react within 72 hours, so we can provide people with the essentials they need to survive, even when public awareness about their hardship is low.

We restore

When the emergency is over and long after TV cameras have left, Human Appeal remains on the ground to support those impacted by disaster.

As well as helping to prepare for emergencies, our Global Emergency Fund helps us to rebuild lives and communities after a crisis. From providing shelter and safe water to vital healthcare assistance, we are there to rebuild communities and help vulnerable families to begin to recover.

We reinforce

The impact of a disaster is felt for weeks, months and even years.

By supplying the vital tools and resources vulnerable communities need to rebuild their resilience, we can help ensure their future safety. We empower communities so that they can take ownership of their own futures - from helping them to build sustainable safe water systems to providing resilience livelihood training, we are there to transform and empower futures through our Global Emergency Fund.

Help save lives

Saving and transforming lives for nearly 30 years

For almost 30 years, thanks to our supporters, Human Appeal has been helping people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

We react within hours and are proud of our teams who risk their lives to provide food, clean water, shelter, and medical aid for those trapped in a conflict or disaster situation. We also help vulnerable families to withstand and overcome crises in their communities, enabling them to recover and remain resilient to future disasters.

Last year alone, we supported a total of 1,349,536 people in eight countries and sponsored 11,845 orphans in nine countries, thanks to your support.

Our impact in 2019

1,349,536 people helped

108,103 people fed during Ramadan

11,845 orphans sponsored in nine countries

176,316 people provided with Qurbani meat

33,000 Palestinians given access to safe drinking water

42,110 people supported with long and short-term food security projects

“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Tirmidhi)

Please help us to continue saving and changing lives tomorrow by donating to our Global Emergency Fund today. With your support we can prepare for crises, respond to emergencies rapidly, restore shattered lives effectively, and reinforce communities for a safer future.

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