Disasters & Emergencies

Disasters Hit Poor Communities Hardest

Throughout history, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters have devastated communities around the world, but emergencies have become much more frequent and severe due to climate change, urbanization, and other factors.

Communities already living in poverty are the most vulnerable to disasters and generally have the fewest resources to bounce back. For these families, short-term emergencies can quickly multiply and turn into longer-term crises.

Working With Communities Before and After Disasters

Around the world, we deliver rapid, effective, lifesaving assistance—and we stay for the long-team to create sustainable solutions for whole communities. With emergency teams on call and a constant stock of essential supplies at the ready, we provide urgent humanitarian assistance when disaster strikes.

Nadia nurses her youngest child, 2 months old, at home in Duykondi Province, Afghanistan. Action Against Hunger works in this area to manage feeding programs and provide mobile health and nutrition support.
Ghulam Reza Nazari
Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)
Destruction in the wake of Cyclone Batsirai.

The COVID-19 pandemic became a deadly combination in many developing countries , with high rates of COVID-19 infection, growing malnutrition, and weak health systems.

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World

When a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan in June 2022, our teams quickly provided emergency cash assistance to victims.

Emergency Team Assesses Needs After Quake

Cyclone Batsirai left thousands of people in severe and urgent need of aid in Madagascar. Our teams stepped up to help, especially in the east, where destroyed harvests could cause hunger.

Mobilizing in the Wake of Cyclone Batsirai


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