After acute emergency relief, we focus on resilience. We analyze how a community can become stronger and more resilient. We help strengthen the region in such a way that it can better handle a possible future disaster. Emergency aid is not a one-off intervention, but a long-term plan.

Using the funds provided by donors we focus on providing assistance at different levels in order to make the disaster struck area a better place. Sometimes even better than it was before disaster struck. Education, income, education and clean drinking water are all important for restoring a good life after a disaster.

Resilience before disaster

Disasters like earth quakes are hardly predictable, but disasters like droughts develop over several years. That gives us an opportunity to act before the real disaster strikes. In these regions we focus on resilience. We support the local communities to face those challenges. An example is the project in Shalla (Ethiopia). In this dry region we support local communities with a sustainable water infrastructure.Together we work towards resilience worldwide.

Depending on the location and the type of help needed, we normally work together with the Christian Emergency Relief Cluster, consisting of six Dutch Christian organizations in the field of emergency relief and development.


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