Emergency Response

Help us save lives, empower communities, and ensure more children can grow up strong.

Any Emergency?

Contingency

We prepare the most vulnerable populations in order to minimise damage when a crisis takes place

Emergency Intervention

Alarm the alert is activated

Post-emergency and rehabilitation

Even though the population’s basic needs have been covered, our work is not over.

Emergency interventions, whether dealing with nutrition, water and sanitation or food security,

We are often shocked when we see the effects of a hurricane or earthquake on television. At other times, we are moved by the violence and mass displacement that suddenly destroy the livelihoods of whole population groups. Or even in invisible emergencies, the slow but constant deterioration of living conditions are what require urgent humanitarian intervention..

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The factors that determine whether we implement an emergency intervention (which always takes place within the context of the organisation’s mandate and strategy) are as follows: the magnitude of the crisis, the degree to which the population is exposed to the crisis and their response capacity (vulnerability), the resources available for intervention and the added value and possible impact of the intervention.

How we handle Emergency

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Contingency

  • prevention means they have access to early warning systems, water level measuring equipment and radio equipment for sharing this data and raising the alarm when necessary.
  • mitigation gives them small-scale construction projects such as retaining walls to stop the water from overflowing.
  • preparation means the population will know the evacuation options and first aid in order to minimise damage.

 

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A step-by-step guide to an emergency intervention

  1. Alarm: the alert is activated. The Emergency Team and the person in charge of the specific geographic area gather as much information as possible about the affected area, the number of victims, the population and local institutions’ response capacity and the humanitarian agents present in the area.
  2. Quick decisions: The Emergency team and the Executive Committee quickly assess the information and decide whether to implement the emergency measures.
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Post-emergency and rehabilitation

Usually, infrastructure and crop-growing systems need to be re-built. These interventions can begin three weeks after the disaster and carry on for six weeks or even a year.

Year Established

Emergencies attended across the world

We have opted to intervene, the necessary funds for this purpose are moved. The organisation has two permanent emergency donors Furthermore, the Communication Department can mobilise partners, companies and private donors for the emergency.