The Disaster Resilience and Response Fund enables our colleagues on the ground to start work without delay and reach out to those most in need in the immediate aftermath of an emergency or conflict.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011
Registered Charity in England and Wales (274467)
The first few months of 2011 have served as a stark reminder of the destructive power of disasters and conflicts: a tsunami devastating Japan, the humanitarian crisis in C√¥te d‚ÄôIvoire forcing hundreds of thousands of families to flee their homes, and most recently the devastating drought in the Horn of Africa.
These crises highlight the continuing need for agencies like ActionAid to respond immediately, to provide vital relief supplies to the children and families affected and reduce suffering in the critical days and weeks following a disaster. Delivering emergency food packages to families who have lost everything ‚ñ∫Delivering non-food items such as blankets, hygiene kits and pots and pans to vulnerable families ‚ñ∫Providing specialist nutrition support for breastfeeding mothers and the elderly
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