Nobody can predict the exact location of the next typhoon, flood, earthquake or violent conflict. But when they happen, the Red Cross must be ready to act as soon as we're needed.
Thanks to the Disaster Fund, we can make sure we're ready to give people the help they need in an emergency - whether it's food, shelter, healthcare, or another form of support.
How we have used the funds recently
||Earthquake (more info)|
Disaster: The Central Vasayas Earthquake hit the central Philippines on 15 October 2013, killing 222 people. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the region in twenty five years and left 370,000 people homeless. The island of Bohol has been hardest hit, and almost a third of the population is still displaced.
For: To provide shelter materials, and cash grants or vouchers to people affected by the disaster.
||Tropical cyclone(more info)|
: Tropical Cyclone Phailin hit India’s eastern coast on 12 October 2013, and was the second most powerful cyclone to strike the country in recorded history. More than ten million people have been affected and more than 200,000 homes have been damaged. For
: Providing immediate relief to survivors. Our news story
: Cyclone Phailin: ten million people affected and half a million homeless
||Flooding (more info)|
Tropical storms Utor and Trami caused widespread flooding in August 2013, killing 21 people. The lives of 2.5 million people have been affected and 800,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. For
: Providing emergency cash grants to ensure that affected people can prioritise their own needs. Our news story
: Cash to help people struck by devastating floods in the Philippines
||Tropical cyclone(more info)|
Disaster: In May 2013, Tropical Cyclone Mahasen affected more than one million people in Bangladesh. The cyclone caused 17 deaths and completely destroyed almost 30,000 homes. More than one million people were evacuated to cyclone shelters and, although most have now returned to their homes, some remain in temporary make-shift camps.
For: Providing shelter and a regional disaster response team to help people withstand and recover from the effects of the cyclone.
|The Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo
||Population displacement(more info)|
: Tens of thousands of people are in need of shelter, healthcare and food following violent clashes between armed factions in the Central African Republic. Since December, more than 200,000 people have fled their homes within the Central African Republic. Almost 50,000 people have sought asylum in neighbouring countries, the majority of whom have settled on the Ubangi river, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.For
: Supporting affected people with emergency first aid and medical kits, and improving access to clean water and sanitation.Our news story
: Conflict affects the entire population of the Central African Republic
||Population displacement and food insecurity (more info)|
: Ongoing fighting has made it harder for people to access food in Mali. There are at least 267,265 displaced people and over 4.3 million need humanitarian assistance.For
: Supporting the International Committee of the Red Cross, which is well-placed to meet the needs of vulnerable displaced people affected by food insecurity. This contribution will provide 2,920 households – 17,520 people – with food parcels containing enough rice, wheat, oil and salt for one month.Our news story
: More than four million people in Mali need help
||Flooding (more info)| Disaster
: Since early January 2013 extremely heavy rainfall has caused widespread destruction across Mozambique, killing over 100 people. More than 250,000 people have been affected and 190,000 have had to leave their homes.For
: Sending an emergency sanitation team to provide much-needed hygiene and sanitation support to the affected population.Our news story
: Team rush to help victims of Mozambique floods
Without the generosity of people like you, we wouldn't have been able to be there and make a difference to thousands of people when they most needed help. By supporting our Disaster Fund, you can be sure your money will be used as soon as it is needed, anywhere in the world.
Help us save lives the next time disaster strikes. Please donate today.