Help the most vulnerable to prepare for emergencies

In communities around the world living in by extreme poverty, it is often women and children who suffer the most when emergencies strike.

In Haiti where a 7.2 magnitude earthquake recently struck, women and children no longer feel safe at night. Families forced to sleep on the streets are struggling to access any kind of healthcare as hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with critical victims alongside the escalating Covid-19 pandemic.

Crisis like these in Haiti are happening around the world and right now, emergency assistance is needed in places like Haiti and Afghanistan more than ever. Thousands of families have been left homeless by natural disasters, whilst countless others have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence and war. In many areas, women and children surviving these disasters are also facing the silent but real threat of higher exposure to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation is dire.

By supporting ActionAid, your monthly gift could help support families around the world with vital supplies like food and shelter to turn their lives around.

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€10 a month

€10 a month could provide hygiene kits during emergencies

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€5 a month

€5 a month could provide a family with nourishing meals during an emergency

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€3 a month

€3 a month could train local women to provide first aid when disasters strike

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“We thought about going somewhere else to spend the night but we worried that we wouldn’t find our belongings the next morning. We used woods to hold it while it could barely face the heavy rain. The wind was ripping the batch, and at that time, my fear grew for my youngest son” – Marie, Haiti

Putting women first
in emergency response

Women trained by ActionAid to be leaders in emergencies are providing first hand, emergency response including running protection services and first aid support at safe spaces like Roseaux and Beaumont in Haiti.

Training women in vulnerable communities on how to prepare and respond when disasters strike is vital. When Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016, ActonAid-trained women leaders were on the ground, ready to respond when disaster struck; and it is this same network of women leaders that are working right now in areas most affected by the most recent earthquake.

Can you support women and families be ready for when the next disaster strikes?

How your donation will be used

Every donation counts, and we’re grateful for whatever you can afford. A one-off donation is a fantastic start, but it’s crucial we can be there for women in the long term — whatever it takes. From creating safe spaces for women and children in conflicts to making sure women are part of essential crisis-response decision-making, your support could transform entire communities and save lives.

*Your donation will fund ActionAid’s work with women and girls wherever the need is greatest. All of our audited accounts are available to view here, as well as details on our finances.

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